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Spread Open Media

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[[Image:SOM_180x60-blue.png|right]]'''[http://www.spreadopenmedia.comorg/ 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 ==
* 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.
* 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 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.
* It's one of those little things that make you feel happier.
* 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.
== Idea Map ==
*[[Project TasksSpread Open Media Design|Design]] 
== Roadmap ==
=== Milestone 0 4 === * Get accounts to key developersBuild a strong community* Fill out this wiki with information from our discussions and slidesCreate SHARE application
=== Milestone 1 =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.)
* ContentIf the link is '''Spread Open Media/en/It_is_a_nice_day''', contentthen it becomes '''Spread Open Media/fr/It_is_a_nice_day''' if you are translating to French. Then, content! at the top of the article, the header, translate "It is a nice day" back to your language. Seriously.* Wordpress theme based on mockup by Ivo and Sebastian KraftWhy? Because the link's piratename has to remain equal or the staff will not understand where is the French/Chinese/etc counter-smile logopart 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.
=== Milestone 2 ===Don't forget to also sign at the end. Put a "Translated by " in your language so that you get appropriate credit.
* Prepare initial promotional campaignsYou may also want to translate the [[Spread Open Media/en/Interface|site's interface]].
=== Milestone 3 === * Add your point here!  === Milestone 4 =How to contribute original content ==
* Add Go to [[Spread Open Media Contributions]] for a list of proposed additions to SOM. You can add your point here!own, too.

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