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Croatia: residencies for multimedia programmers

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    Hello! This is Andrius of the Minciu Sodas laboratory http://www.ms.lt I signed up many of us last summer to try to start discussion in Bosnian, Croatian,
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      Hello! This is Andrius of the Minciu Sodas laboratory
      http://www.ms.lt I signed up many of us last summer to try to start
      discussion in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian to support independent
      thinkers. Currently I am writing from Maastricht, The Netherlands.
      I am working on a "web system for working openly", see
      http://www.ms.lt/en/workingopenly/websystem2.gif and discussion at

      I share news about an opportunity in Croatia for multimedia
      programmers from Southeastern Europe and beyond.


      Please share this. I also invite your help to start discussion on
      topics that you care about that support "independent thinking". I
      especially welcome your letters in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian and
      also English.

      Andrius Kulikauskas


      The Multimedia Institute - mi2 invites all free software developers
      from the Eastern and Southeastern Europe, Cental Asia and Caucausus,
      and Africa to apply to this call for participation in a one to two
      month residence program to work on the development of free software.

      The mi2lab residence program and work on free software development
      was conceived as an extension of the Multimedia Institute's
      successful work in the specific context of bringing together software
      developers, arts/artists, theorists and broader aspects of cultural

      A software developer in mi2lab residence can expect a stimulating
      environment of mi2lab free software developers, the local sound and
      video art community, and theorists around the GNU GPL based
      publishing label EGOBOO.bits. The net.culture club mama - the
      Multimedia Institute's public interface - is a meeting place for the
      local DJ scene, activists, artists, geeks, nerds and anima
      afecionados, while through the net.culture club mama regular program
      an interested developer will get an insight into the recent new media
      art, tactical media and critical theory production. We believe that
      free software development in such an environment creates synergies
      needed to sensitize the software scene to social issues and
      sensitizing the non-techie activist and art community to the
      importance of using and the quality of free software.

      In the spirit of collaboration familiar from the free software world,
      we expect applications from developers interested in the development
      of audio, video and multimedia production tools, and online
      collaboration software. We are interested in the integration of our
      collaborative platform TamTam with various related FLOSS projects.
      TamTam, a wiki clone, was coded in Python and is based on the Twisted
      Matrix network framework.

      The Multimedia Institute will cover all travel expenses,
      accommodation and per diems for the period of project realization.
      Developers will be invited for a time period of 30-60 days.

      The mi2lab is a comfortably arranged apartment with an Internet link
      and computers available for work.

      The accommodation will be provided in an apartment not far from the
      mi2lab (10 minutes walk from the mi2lab, 7 minutes walk from the
      net.culture club mama).

      More about software developers in the residence program:

      Please send your application to the email:

      Terms and details
      Term of Invitation and Number of Invitees

      Term: 1st October 2004 - 31th July 205
      Staying per applicant: 30 days
      7 persons

      Application Requirements

      The applicant should be either an experienced programmer or FLOSS
      (Free/Libre Open Source Software) developer with good motivation to
      continue to collaborate in FLOSS development.
      Good knowledge in GNU/Linux, Python, Twisted, network programming
      and/or developing audio/video applications will be highly valued in
      process of selection.
      The applicant should be able to speak either Croatian or English to
      the extent of being able to get by comfortably during his/her stay in
      The applicant should be in good health.

      How to Apply
      Applicants are required to submit the documents listed below in
      either Croatian or English. Please be aware that application
      materials, once submitted, shall not be returned.

      Curriculum Vitae and Record of Activities (including references on
      code or software projects which you had done or working on)
      Description of Creative Activity Planned During Stay (your
      description should also make clear:
      a) why do you want to be a programmer-in-residence at the Multimedia
      Institute's mi2lab?
      b) what would you like to contribute to Multimedia Institute and what
      would you like to get out of it?
      c) what do you intend to do with new experiences and knowledge when
      you return home)?

      Letter of Reference (from an authoritative person or society in your

      Other 2 photos (40mm x 30mm)

      Photocopy of passport

      Please submit the above documents to:



      Multimedia Institute
      Preradoviceva 18
      10000 Zagreb
      Tel: +385-1-4856-400
      Fax: +385-1-4855-729

      Please note that the screening process may also include a telephone
      or e-mail interview with the applicant.

      Application Deadline
      Your application forms must reach Multimedia Institute by the 1st of
      October 2004. However, applicants who send in their applications
      earlier are eligible to be selected for an earlier term in residence,
      beginning with the 1st of October 2004.
      Notification of Selection Results
      Multimedia Institute will notify applicants of the selection results
      in November 2004. However, applicants who send in their application
      earlier might be selected for an earlier term in residence, beginning
      with the 1st of October 2004, and will be accordingly notified
      earlier, beginning August 2004.
      Support Provided by Multimedia institute

      Facilities and Equipment
      Facilities designated by Multimedia institute and equipment set up in
      the said facilities

      Economic Support
      Travel expenses
      Living expenses (per diems)

      Applicant will have room in rented flat by Multimedia institute.

      Help in getting visa for Croatia

      What is Expected of the Programmer in Residence

      To work on development of FLOSS based on earlier agreement with
      Multimedia institute

      To actively mix and collaborate with members of mi2lab, i.e. to plan
      possible integration or interconnection in between various FLOSS
      projects especially mi2's like TamTam.

      Programmers are sometimes asked to participate or run workshops
      geared for mi2 members or wider local audience.

      Copyrights of the Works
      The copyright of the works that Programmers in Residence create
      during their stay will belong to the artists on condition that:

      Works should be published under GNU GPL compatible license.


      Programmers in Residence are required to carry accident insurance and
      health insurance at their own expense.
      Programmers in Residence may be accompanied by their spouse, however
      they are required to pay all the costs involved.

      About mama, mi2lab, TamTam....
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