Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase II: This Time Its Personal


I am epically excited to announce our second Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase this time for the Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope release!

The Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase is an opportunity to bring the best of two great worlds together by showing off high quality Free Culture content in Ubuntu. At the heart of Ubuntu’s ethos is a belief in showcasing Free Software and Free Culture, and with each development cycle we present the opportunity for any Free Culture artist to put their work in front of millions of Ubuntu users around the world. Although the space restrictions are tight, and we are limited to how much content we can include, the Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase is an excellent opportunity for artists everywhere.

The winning submissions will be made available on the shipped CDs and download images of the Ubuntu 9.04 release. Every user will be able to find the content in the Examples/ folder in a home directory.

With this competition we are now not only accepting submissions for audio and video, but also graphic/photo submissions. This opens up the competition to all of you budding photographers and artists. We have a winner to find for each category, and the competition closes on 6th February 2009.

Entering the showcase is simple:

  • Your submission must be one of the following:
    • Audio Entries – no larger than 1MB in size – made available in Ogg Vorbis format.
    • Video Entries – no larger than 2.5MB in size – made available in Ogg Theora format.
    • Photo/Graphic Entries – no larger than 0.5MB in size – made available in PNG or JPG formats.
  • All entries must be licensed and distributable under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license.
  • Upload your submission somewhere online (there are lots of free hosting solutions available such as archive.org). Do not email any of the organisers or judges with your submissions.
  • Add your entry to one of the submission tables at http://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuFreeCultureShowcase.
  • When the deadline for submissions closes, our panel of judges will pick a shortlist, and the Community Council will then pick the final winners from the shortlist.

The deadline is 6th February 2009 and you can read more about it at http://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuFreeCultureShowcase

  • http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/sw29g08/ Sam Weston

    Not submitted some Severed Fifth yet in the audio category?

  • Andrés Vidau

    Great. Looking forward to hear and watch the submissions.

  • http://www.hungrylucy.com War-N

    Can I submit more than one audio submission?

  • http://eccp.blogspot.com Denis Fuenzalida

    Why not images on Gimp’s XCF format? It would serve to show as an example of image editing capabilities for those users looking for an equivalent to Photoshop.

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  • http://lamerk.org Fab

    I think I have an idea for an entry. I hope I’ll get around to it. Oh yeah, why exactly are the size limits so strict? 1 Meg is pretty stringent for audio and even .5 Meg doesn’t seem much for a picture.

  • http://kernelreloaded.blog385.com/ Valent Turkovic

    I don’t see anywhere mentioned for this showcase that submissions sould be made with Free software. Am I right to conclude that I can post jpeg made with Photoshop or ogg made with apple software?

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  • alberto

    What about your own “Voices of Freedom”? :smile:

  • Denny victor

    The new underground artist is from some guy named Barris Jahn. If you get a chance listen to about the first 30 seconds of the guitar and vocals (it is worth it).

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  • Denny victor

    Does the showcase need to be made with FREE SOFTWARE?

  • Denny victor

    I am interested in hearing the Barris Jahn submissions.


  • Denny victor

    This is cool. Showcasing free culture and free software Barris Jahn is not a new underground artist he has been around for a while. He has stepped in with many artists and bands and put in vocals and guitar parts.

  • Denny victor

    The first Los Angeles Recordings from Barris Jahn were with Ethel Meatplow Drummer and Producer Biff Sanders. Biff Sanders was also in a Band with the ex-Bass player of Janes Addiction called Polar Bear.

  • James G.

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  • Johnny Marr Fan

    The only guitarist I have heard play Johnny Marr correctly is Barris Jahn, however he has not released anything ever an he always say and has a story about some new project he never does. He is a really sad waste and probably with severe mental issues. J.M.

  • Guest

    Yeah Barris Jahn it is difficult to play. he makes it sound easy. But Its not easy at oll. Underrated. it is some 80s JohnnyMarrisish REM thing. He also doesn’t play correctly at all. Hes cool got energy. No one plays with that level of complexity. Other pro guitarists cant even play like that guy. He don’t play the same. Hes got perfect timing and layers guitar accents. underrated and no music to check out. Looks as he is working with a little kid. No videois no album nothing.