|Dyne:bolic 100% Free GNU/Linux Nomadic Media OS|
| Posted on 30/05/2014 - 13:26|
Dyne:bolic is a live operating system running from CD or USB. It is designed to run on old computers, preserve users privacy and comes ready with applications for media production. It is 100% free (vetted by the FSF). We intend to build version 4.
Dyne:bolic aims to provide its users with an operating system that can run on old and recycled PC computers and still allows its users to absolve advanced media production tasks. Its developers work on it with artisanal attention to details, crafting it using only free and open source software (no proprietary drivers) and paying attention to protect users privacy by avoiding any connection to cloud services, profiling or advertisements of sorts. As a visionary project born in 2001, life hasn't been easy for dyne:bolic: most of its target users aren't able to donate money on-line and at that time there was no crowdfunding hype. We have lost the train of the "sharing economy" that arrived later on, but now we want to revamp d:b with a new release and a sustainable model for its future. \o/
We intend to build a new dyne:IV core based on a modern Linux kernel, GNU tools and unique features:
- Docking (installation)
This is an ambitious goal. If the community votes us to engage it, this CHEST award will let us start with solid steps.
With the money awarded we intend to move immediately into code: actualize the dyne:bolic Zsh scripts and make an image based on latest technologies and that can be also installed.
After that we will seek more support and value the community interaction around dyne:bolic to complete all features.
Target group and social impact
The Dyne:bolic project is one of the few operating systems recommended by the Free Software Foundation, it is part of the Linux audio consortium and has been nominated among the top 10 open source projects in 2005. In its lifespan this project has been redistributed by computer and game magazines all across the world, it has been adopted by various schools, universities, community initiatives, medialabs and public institutions. Among them the Ircam Centre Pompidou (FR), Providence Univ. Taichung (TW), Tecnhische Univ. Ilmenau (DE), Netherlands Unix User Group (NL), Instituto de Computação Uni de Campinas (BR), Heraklion University Crete (GR), Ibiblio public library, UNESCO, National Institute of Design (India) and the percussion festival in Louga (Senegal).
Competences of the applicant
Dyne.org is a non-profit foundation committed to research and development of free and open source software: since its birth in 2000 several radio makers, humanitarian organisations, artists, medics, activists and educators employed and redistributed its software worldwide and free of charge. Dyne.org is currently lead by Jaromil, creator of various software and maintainer of dyne:bolic GNU/Linux.
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