Miro Internet TV Blog - Archive for December, 2008

All Translations Synced

Friday, December 5th, 2008

We recently posted a call for translators to work on the new Miro 2.0 branch; it was brought to our attention that our translation syncing for the GetMiro.com website were not working properly. I’m happy to say that this has been fixed and we’ve added some clarification to the translation section of our Get Involved page.

Important Note: We’re getting ready to launch a new getmiro website and guide for Miro 2.0. If you’re interested in helping us with translations, begin with the Miro application. We’ll post here when the new getmiro website and guides are ready for translation.

Another Important Note: Miro is at least partially translated into nearly 80 different languages, and it’s all thanks to our amazing volunteer translators. This is an incredible accomplishment and we’re super grateful for all the time and dedication that folks have invested in this project. Thank You!

Making Your Media Matter 2009

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

This year we’re partnering up with the folks at the Center for Social Media for their upcoming conference, Making Your Media Matter 2009. These are the same people who were behind the awesome Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video.

The Center for Social Media says:

On February 12th and 13th in Washington DC, we invite established as well as aspiring filmmakers, non-profit communications leaders, funders, and students to our fifth annual Making Your Media Matter conference where we will explore the theme: Ethics, Money and Mission. How can media makers connect their ethical and aesthetic values with their financial needs? This is a perfect opportunity to learn and share cutting-edge practices for creating media that matters.

I think this is going to be a fantastic event and would really encourage interested folks to register now. Hope to see some of you there!

Principles for an Open Transition

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Today we launched an ‘open transition’ effort with Mozilla and Change Congress to promote open data principles for the Obama transition: take a look and join us here. The Obama team has signaled an unprecedented interest in using technology to make the process of governing more transparent and inclusive, which is a wonderful development. Our hope is that these principles– open licensing, open technologies, and free competition– can help guide their work. This weekend, the Obama team took a great first step by licensing all the content on Change.gov with a Creative Commons license.

The principles that we’ve spelled out for the transition are the same ones that we hope Miro can help bring about in online video as a whole. Instead of locked-down content, trapped in DRM and streaming-only services, we want more access for the public. Instead of giant, centralized video services (YouTube) we want to reduce the role of gatekeepers by encouraging a diverse market of video hosts, each able to compete to offer the best service. And at the broadest level– instead of a world where major corporations are able to buy access to the public’s television sets, we want open platforms, where the best ideas, the best art, and the most interesting content can find its way to your screen, no matter where it comes from.

Read the Open Transition Principles >>

Looking for something?