Miro Internet TV Blog - Archive for November, 2009

Miro and PCF honored with an Ashoka Fellowship for Nicholas Reville

Monday, November 30th, 2009

We are honored to announce that Nicholas Reville, co-founder and Executive Director of Participatory Culture Foundation, has been elected as an Ashoka Fellow for his work on Miro and open video. Ashoka is a global non-profit that identifies and supports social entrepreneurs, people who are creating social change in scalable, sustainable ways. We are delighted that Nicholas has been elected as a fellow and that PCF’s work has been recognized.

Even many of our users do not realize that PCF, which makes Miro and Miro Community, is a non-profit organization. We are! And if you don’t already know, our mission is to make tools that push media in a more open and democratic direction. We think having a few small companies control online video with proprietary technologies and huge centralized video hosts hurts free speech and limits innovation.

Hiring for a part-time sysadmin

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Participatory Culture Foundation needs a part-time sysadmin, working about 10 hours a week, supporting Miro, Miro Guide, Miro Community, and our development tools. Do you know anyone great, especially someone who loves free and open-source software? Send them our way!

We are looking for someone with at least 3 years of experience and experience with multiple organizations.

We currently work with the following software and platforms:

* Ubuntu and Fedora
* Amazon Web Services
* MySQL and PostgreSQL (both maintenance and performance)
* Apache and lighttpd
* Squid cache
* Version control w/ Git and Subversion
* Nagios
* Litmus/Selenium
* Subversion
* Trac
* cgit
* Bugzilla

We need a teammate who is professional and extremely reliable. We are all passionate about the work we do and want someone who feels the same way.

Please send a brief introduction, a resume, and at least two references to npr[at]pculture.org.

Update: I neglected to mention that most of the staff works remotely from home from various places on the globe and we don’t need you to be in a specific location.


No trojans in the installer

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Recently a few people have reported that their McAfee Virus Scan is detecting trojans in the miro install and uninstall executable files.  This is another instance of McAfee getting false positive hits against the NSIS installer.

NSIS has a page on their wiki which they keep updated.  You can find it here: NSIS False Positives.

Miro 2.5.4 release candidate testing

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

We are preparing for a Miro 2.5.4 release.  This has a bunch of data-handling related fixes, fixes for some edge-case crashers, and some other stuff.  It also contains an update to vlc 1.0.3 which should fix some Windows 7 compatibility issues.

We’d appreciate it if you could take the time to download and test out the build for windows, os x, or source.

Release notes and the roadmap for 2.5.4 provide more details about the changes.

If you could help us test, that would be invaluable.  We’d like to be confident that the database update changes work for a large number of people with a variety of different usage scenarios.

Testing is also good excuse to spend some time getting through your podcast backlog or spend some time looking for new content on the Miro Guide!

There are also regression testcases for anyone who wants to participate in the more formal testing process.

Looking for something?