Blender Foundation has released its 2nd Open movie “Big Buck Bunny“. Its a short animated film created by “The Peach Project” which follows the “Orange” project’s world’s first open movie “Elephent’s Dream” released in year 2006.
(World’s First Open Movie)
Guess what, these open source movie projects used open source tools like 3D modeling suite called Blender, GIMP, Audacity as tools. Blender provided them all assets required for animation studio used for production.
The movie “Big Buck Bunny” has been released under Creative Commons’ Attribution license which has been promoting Open Content creation and distribution. As long as attribution is given to the project you can share this movie with any one as per the about page of official web page.
This includes all the data we’ll publish online and on the DVDs, and all of the contents on this website. If any content on this site is not licensed as such, it will be clearly indicated.
In short, this means you can freely reuse and distribute this content, also commercially, for as long you provide a proper attribution.
In this movie you can find out what we could do with the community efforts. These open movies can also challenge animation movie giants such as “Pixar“.
Enjoy the comedy with “Big-Buck” Rabbit today. Download it and share it. If you believe the philosophy of Blender and Creative commons’ support their cause by purchasing the DVD (No Compulsion on buying the DVD) which helps them build much more Open Content. You can also be a part of this community. Join the Blender project and start contributing.
We talk about technology and talk big about bringing that nearer to common man. How much successful we are? Piracy is one of the biggest problem which we keep discussing all the time. Are we really fighting against piracy? We also know that there is a community which works for nothing to bring good things for Society and does help us to stop using pirated softwares on our machines. How many of us share info about it with others?
Linux, Free and OpenSource software who doesn’t know about these words these days. But how many really think of going and adopting a technology which might turn out to be a headache?. Just a sec., Headache? Linux? OpenSource? Hey, come on you have better things in this free world and there are enough freedoms for you to choose what you want also you can decide what you want to do with it once you have it in your hands.
Not many encourage use of Linux and there are not many people who can show off what can be done with Linux and how it is far better than other proprietary operating systems. Even many of the governments doesn’t have ‘CS’ factor to analyze what is good and what is not for the society and end up using our tax money to purchase insecure solutions from corporates.
When you think at the root level, many people in our country can’t even understand “What is technology?”. The knowledge is not reachable, this might be the main reason behind this. Most of the books related to many technologies are available in “English” and it does take a good amount of time for any one to learn English and then start reading about technologies. I have been reading Poornachandra Thejaswi’s scientific books from few months now and I did learn how much it is important to teach our people about the technology and advancements. That too in their own language.
Yesterday I started writing about “Linux” in Kannada on my blog space at Sampada. It is a series of write ups on Linux and it’s usage for every one in ‘Kannada’. My small effort to spread knowledge to my own community. The series is called as “LinuxaayaNa“.
Its all about filling in confidence to explore a new world of possibilities. What can bring attention of a newbie to learn more about a technology? How we can make him/her hack into the in depth features of a technology to crack the master’s test? At the end at least we want him/her to be a jack of the technology to let him/her face the challenges which he/she may encounter in future.
Many people who peep into Open Source world know that its “hot” and many might not have got a chance to understand what is it all about. There are job opportunities, which demands little smartness from a newbie.
I got a chance to spend some time with around 20 fresh college graduates who are looking forward to make a great carrier in Open Source and learning Linux from scratch. Many of them have not looked into any “Operating System” or “Personal Computer” as administrators and it has been just used it as a machine to accomplish some of their projects forced by the educational system of our country. Few others have used it as an entertainment box, for playing games, music, videos etc. There is another bunch which is forced by this era to use computers to type in the resumes to grab new job opportunities available in the IT industry.
There have been lots of efforts put in to mold new techs in to better administrators from their user or power user status at work place. But always it lacked the zeal required to fill in the hackers attitude and passion for Open Source into their heart. This might be due to more theory which was poured into their mind instead of practical exposure which is a very essential part of a system administrator’s training life cycle.
We are working towards creating opportunities for those who are almost new to computers or at least new to Open Source. They need to be comfortable with the operating system and they must explore the “FREEDOM” of Free and Open Source software to gain the initial confidence and interest required to work as administrators. If a newbie finds the work as a monotonous process of remembering commands and repetitive tasks, he/she might not think of sailing in this sea for quite a long time. Linux wants newbies to create their own shields against the Gun shots of upcoming challenges, attacks, vulnerabilities and growth of technologies. Hence you never find the work to be boring. Working with Linux has never been found to be monotonous and repetitive for me so far and its always an adventure.
Bringing technology close to someone needs patience, self confidence on the technology, skills required to be one of those who are with us to learn it and little bit humor to fill in fun at the learning desk. Its always fun to explore what can be done with a gadget or a software, presenting what you feel about it to your audience will always be a challenge. A newbie finds it easy to explore the voyage during hands on training. Let him/her be free to try out new things and build a strong foundation with your guidance. Practice makes them perfect, show them how to climb to the top.