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(018/365) December 16, 2012: Art goes GNU General Public License | by Jason Alley
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(018/365) December 16, 2012: Art goes GNU General Public License

I saw this art gallery on my way out of Brooklyn this afternoon so I pulled over to take a shot of the sign. I'm not quite as hardcore about the open source community as many of my programmer friends may be, but so much of my work revolves around supporting open source projects like Moodle, WordPress, Audacity, and Drupal that it's hard not to appreciate what an open source community can do for a software package. It seems this art gallery is interested in making art more accessible to its community, but I'm still not completely sure of its model even after reading its web site. Regardless, they sponsor a soapbox derby each year, which is way cool since the vehicles are made from scavenged parts, and since this is in Park Slope, geography and gravity play favorably for the concept.

 

And, of course, the gallery's web site uses WordPress!

 

open-source-gallery.org/about/

 

For those not familiar with open source software and licensing, here are a few resources and examples of open source projects for which I benefit professionally:

 

GNU General Public License 3.0: opensource.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html

Moodle: moodle.org/

WordPress: wordpress.org/

Drupal: drupal.org/

Audacity: audacity.sourceforge.net/

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Taken on December 16, 2012