Thursday, May 11, 2006

Heard of Creativedot?

There is this amazing online community called Creativedot that I joined a few weeks back, and it's really great to see how many people are prepared to share their creative work in an "open" way, under the creativecommons or copyleft licenses.

We post photographs, poems, recipes, and what not, which anybody is free to use as long as the user credits the original author of the work. And there are several collaborative book authoring efforts also going on. In fact, we have just started authoring a cook book called CookingDot!

As explained in the Creativedot site, "Creative.linux-delhi.org, also referred to creativedot, is a momentary, delicate experiment, that explores whether creatively-inclined people in India are willing to share their creative artworks such as photography, calligraphy, illustrations, graphics, designs, sounds, music, video clips, and more, under a creativecommons or copyleft license.

This initiative owes its gratitude and thanks to the free-spirited linux-delhi community, and to Sarai. A note of appreciation also for members publishing their photographs and artwork under the licenses on this site. Spread the word. The digital dandi march is happening."

It's really interesting, and I am enjoying myself there. I thought I'll spread the word, so more people can enjoy Creativedot. It's not about any tangible benefits, it's about enjoying the journey. If you are inclined to, do check it out sometime. Connect to: http://creative.linux-delhi.org/

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