Miro Internet TV Blog - Archive for April, 2008

Open Source and Miro: an Investment in Open Media

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Dave Glassco, a longtime Miro supporter and incredibly generous donor, recently shot and edited this short video. You may have already seen it, as it was featured in our latest funding drive.

Dave talks about why open source is such a worthwhile investment for high net-worth individuals and foundations. Although he’s talking specifically about Miro, his arguments translate well to many FOSS projects.

download: ogg video

If you happen to know anyone who might be in a position to make a large contribution, please share this video with them. And of course, if you are in a position to contribute (large or small), we really appreciate your help! And finally thanks so much to everyone who has contributed.


Another Victim of Miro

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Nitot just posted this awesome photo on his flickrstream:

Help create a German version of Miro

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

It turns out that 22% of Miro users are in Germany. So to those of you reading from Deutschland, please join us in crafting a custom version of Miro just for you!

You can help in three ways:

  1. Moderate: We need people to choose which channels get featured on the German home page, as well as check to make sure that newly submitted channels work in Miro, are legal, and aren’t pornographic.
  2. Translate: We need people to help improve the German translations of Miro’s site, content guide, and application. To get involved visitwww.getmiro.com/code/translate
  3. Recommend: If you have favorite German podcasts or video sites that should be included in the German player, please let us know!

Please comment on this post if you want to be a German moderator or if you have recommendations for German channels. Thanks! If you aren’t primarily a German or English speaker, don’t worry — this is just the first of many community efforts to come.

Also, Holmes and I were in Berlin last week at Re:publica and had a fantastic time. Thanks to Markus Beckedahl for bringing us into the German participatory media scene!

Update: Please join the DeutschMiro Mailing List!

Miro Guide Hits 4,000 Free Channels

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

I’m happy to say that we just hit the 4,000 channel mark in the Miro Guide.

Of course this is also a perfect time to thank our volunteer guide moderators. I’ve got to begin by thanking robbt, who has really led the charge for quite a while now! More big thanks go to: RyuhoKudo, phillramey, wvermeir, contarc, lsblakk, sumanah, sedatg. This is our active team, and there have been many amazing and dedicated folks before them. Thanks to all of you!

If you’re interested in getting involved in the Miro community, check out our this section of our site and/or send me a message at: dean a pculture.org.

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