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'''[http://www.spreadopenmedia.com/ Spread Open Media]''' (or SOM) is a project to promote the different Xiph.Org Foundation formats.  You may help create or edit content in the official site by making edits in this wiki.
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'''[http://spreadopenmedia.org/ Spread Open Media]''' (or SOM) is a project to promote the different Xiph.Org Foundation formats.  You may help create or edit content in the official site by making edits in this wiki.
== Why Open Media Matters ==
== Why Open Media Matters ==
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* You can use, modify, and distribute [[Wikipedia:Free software|Free]] software for open formats without needing permission from (or paying royalties to) [[Wikipedia:software patent|software patent]] holders.
* It has equal or better quality compared with formats that stuff DRM up your nose and get you sued in court.
* It has equal or better quality compared with formats that stuff DRM up your nose and get you sued in court.
* You can share media files across P2P and different operating systems, and it will work on those computers because the specification of the formats are open.
* You can share media files across P2P and different operating systems, and it will work on those computers because the specification of the formats are open.
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* If you help spread the word, then you will see more support and compatibility in portable players, which will benefit everyone.
* If you help spread the word, then you will see more support and compatibility in portable players, which will benefit everyone.
* You can buy music or videos online, and they won't be crippled with DRM.
* You can buy music or videos online, and they won't be crippled with DRM.
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* You can make your own radio or TV station without paying for expensive MPEG licenses, and you won't get thrown into patent hell where anyone may sue you.
 
* You can save your bandwidth in case you author podcasts or stream content, and those will have better quality than when using proprietary formats.
* You can save your bandwidth in case you author podcasts or stream content, and those will have better quality than when using proprietary formats.
* The more people that use open media, the better formats you can expect in the future, so if you use open media you are making the world a little bit of a better place.
* The more people that use open media, the better formats you can expect in the future, so if you use open media you are making the world a little bit of a better place.
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* It's one of those little things that make you feel happier.
 
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* We'll lose our job if you don't use open media, and if we lose our job, I'll shoot this little bunny that I'm holding right now.  I'M SERIOUS; DON'T MAKE ME KILL THE LITTLE BUNNY.
 
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== Idea Map ==
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*[[Spread Open Media Design|Design]]
== Roadmap ==
== Roadmap ==
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=== Milestone 0 ===
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=== Milestone 4 ===
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* Build a strong community
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* Create SHARE application
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* Get accounts to key developers
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== How to translate SOM content ==
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* Fill out this wiki with information from our discussions and slides
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This is easy.  If you have a XiphWiki account (you may login through OpenID) go to the original page, say [[Spread Open Media/en/FAQ]] and replace "en" by whatever language you speak (e.g. ja for Japanese, pt for Portuguese, etc.)
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=== Milestone 1 ===
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If the link is '''Spread Open Media/en/It_is_a_nice_day''', then it becomes '''Spread Open Media/fr/It_is_a_nice_day''' if you are translating to French.  Then, at the top of the article, the header, translate "It is a nice day" back to your language.  Why?  Because the link's name has to remain equal or the staff will not understand where is the French/Chinese/etc counter-part of the "It is a nice day" page, but if there's no translation of the title "It is a nice day" somewhere in the page, the staff won't know what to call the translated page when it's time to import it to the main site.
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* Add your point here!
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Don't forget to also sign at the end.  Put a "Translated by " in your language so that you get appropriate credit.
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=== Milestone 4 ===
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You may also want to translate the [[Spread Open Media/en/Interface|site's interface]].
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== How to contribute original content ==
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==See Also==
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* Go to [[Spread Open Media Contributions]] for a list of proposed additions to SOM.  You can add your own, too.
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*[[SpreadOpenMedia/Index|Index]]
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Latest revision as of 23:34, 6 July 2009

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Spread Open Media (or SOM) is a project to promote the different Xiph.Org Foundation formats. You may help create or edit content in the official site by making edits in this wiki.

Contents

Why Open Media Matters

  • You can use, modify, and distribute Free software for open formats without needing permission from (or paying royalties to) software patent holders.
  • It has equal or better quality compared with formats that stuff DRM up your nose and get you sued in court.
  • You can share media files across P2P and different operating systems, and it will work on those computers because the specification of the formats are open.
  • No matter your needs, be it music, speech, video, playlists, or slideshows: open media will cover them.
  • If you help spread the word, then you will see more support and compatibility in portable players, which will benefit everyone.
  • You can buy music or videos online, and they won't be crippled with DRM.
  • You can save your bandwidth in case you author podcasts or stream content, and those will have better quality than when using proprietary formats.
  • The more people that use open media, the better formats you can expect in the future, so if you use open media you are making the world a little bit of a better place.

Idea Map

Roadmap

Milestone 4

  • Build a strong community
  • Create SHARE application

How to translate SOM content

This is easy. If you have a XiphWiki account (you may login through OpenID) go to the original page, say Spread Open Media/en/FAQ and replace "en" by whatever language you speak (e.g. ja for Japanese, pt for Portuguese, etc.)

If the link is Spread Open Media/en/It_is_a_nice_day, then it becomes Spread Open Media/fr/It_is_a_nice_day if you are translating to French. Then, at the top of the article, the header, translate "It is a nice day" back to your language. Why? Because the link's name has to remain equal or the staff will not understand where is the French/Chinese/etc counter-part of the "It is a nice day" page, but if there's no translation of the title "It is a nice day" somewhere in the page, the staff won't know what to call the translated page when it's time to import it to the main site.

Don't forget to also sign at the end. Put a "Translated by " in your language so that you get appropriate credit.

You may also want to translate the site's interface.

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