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« on: November 09, 2009 09:28:36 AM »

This is probably a shot in the dark here, but is there anyone who might be interested in an open source swap?

The theme could be interpreted pretty loosely, either themed around a particular software that you like (Firefox, Gimp, Drupal, Open Office, Linux, etc.) or else maybe things created using open source software and/or creative commons or public domain images.

Or maybe even some actual hacking or software propagation could be part of the plan, too... like if your swap partner hasn't tried your favorite software, you could include it on a flash drive in your package. Or you could program something using an open source licensed programming language (like Python) to draw a picture which you would then embroider.

I was thinking about making myself a t-shirt or cross stitch that said "open source is better" or one that says "Free speech. Free beer. Free kittens." ...And then I thought, what if someone else (anyone? helloo?) would want to join in the fun?

I don't have a whole lot of concrete examples, but these Drupal socks come to mind for sure:

And when I searched for open source crafts, I found this exhibition called "Open Source Embroidery"
That hex code patchwork quilt is amazing!

ETA: And I found where I posted a swap package I got from titaniumhip which included a little drupal robot pillow she made for me! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=306045.msg3557155#msg3557155
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2009 07:44:12 PM »

Ooh, sounds interesting!

« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2009 07:46:36 PM »

Hey, I'd be up for that.

(Gimp, Firefox, Audacity and Creative Commons lover.)

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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2009 08:02:47 AM »

Yay, a couple of people are interested! Cheesy I was sure everyone would be like, "What is this nerd nattering on about?"

What sort of stuff should we ask in the questionnaire?

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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2009 06:41:03 AM »

i like the idea but i am not good at programming.  i use ubuntu and open office, though.

creative criticism always appreciated!
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