Well, I would suggest spelling "participatory" correctly (=p), but other than that, it sounds like a splendid idea; one that I'd be happy to lend a hand in.
Cheers, Craig ------------------- Craig Franklin PO Box 1093 Toombul, Q, 4012 Australia http://www.halo-17.net - Australia's Favourite Source of Indie Music, Art, and Culture. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Brianna Laugher" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "Wikimedia-au" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 11:10 PM Subject: [personal] [Wikimediaau-l] Announcement - publication with CCau > Hi, > > I mentioned this briefly in last week's minutes, but this week we > finalised it all, so I will talk about it in a bit more detail. I am > happy to say that we are going to work on a joint publication with > Creative Commons Australia (CCau), to be launched at the "Free as in > Freedom" miniconf I am organising at the Linux conference in late > January. (<http://freeasinfreedom.modernthings.org/>) > > I still haven't figured out a good name for it (possibly "Handbook for > Partipatory Culture in Australia", but gosh that's long), but it will > basically be a good companion to the miniconf, with brief > intro/overviews to lots of themes that we are familiar with relating > to openness and freedom - see the initial list here: > <http://wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Participatory_Culture_Primer> And there > will be some "essential links" for each topic, as well as information > particular to the Australian context. > > Basically it will work like this: we supply all the content, they > supply the layout and printing. I think it is an excellent plan that > plays to the strengths of both groups. We should supply the content by > the end of December or earlier. Of course it will be under a free > license, probably CC-BY-SA. > > This is an idea I came up with when I was planning my miniconf and > thinking about what themes to include. I thought writing a bit about > each one would force me to learn about it properly, and then if I was > going to do that, I may as well make a little booklet, and then I may > as well make it a WMAU thing, and then I may as well see if CCau was > interested in helping out...... :) > > Beyond the conference, I think it will be a useful document to really > act as a "primer" for people who have not yet been exposed to these > kinds of ideas, and really show the breadth and interconnectedness of > them too. > > So I'm kind of thinking, in a worst case scenario I will write most of > it myself, but I certainly hope that doesn't end up being the case, > not because I would hate to do so but because it's more fun to work > with other people and get their perspectives. > > Also, name suggestions are _extremely_ welcome. :) > > cheers > Brianna > > -- > They've just been waiting in a mountain for the right moment: > http://modernthings.org/ > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaau-l mailing list > Wikimediaauemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l > > _______________________________________________ Wikimediaau-l mailing list Wikimediaaufirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l