RE: hello fom Sarajevo
- Andrius , I haden`t time to write till now, so find time for writin now. I`m
so happy becouse we will try to start discussion in Bosnian, Croatian,
Serbian to support independent thinkers. I have to say that I have a few
people who are perfect for us but they don`t know English. I wish to You
nice time in Netherlands. By Zeljka
>From: "minciusodas" <ms@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: [Minciu_Sodas_BOS] Croatia: residencies for multimedia programmers
>Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 11:53:42 -0000
>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
>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
>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
>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:
>Please note that the screening process may also include a telephone
>or e-mail interview with the applicant.
>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
>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
>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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