introduction and question regarding customization of Ubuntustudio live DVD

Burobjorn burobjorn at
Sat Apr 12 14:05:19 BST 2008

Hi everybody,

My name is Bjorn Wijers. I would like to introduce myself and ask some
questions regarding customizations of the Ubuntu Studio (live) DVD.

I'm involved with Creative Commons Netherlands[1] and one of the
founders of Stichting Open Media[2] which is a Dutch foundation that
aims to share knowledge about creativity. At the moment we have been
working on two projects: Simuze[3] - a site to legally share music under
a CC license - and Netcultuur[4] - a Dutch language netzine focussed on
the increasing digitalization of our society and the positive/negative
effects-. Besides this I'm earning my livelihood by creating and
customizing open source software (mostly in the context of
webapplications) as freelancer under the name burobjorn[5].

At this moment I'm talking with various Dutch open oriented
organizations about the creation of localized Ubuntu Studio based Live
DVDs filled with open content similar to the Creative Commons Live
Content 2.0 DVD (based on Fedora)[6] aimed at creators.

The reason for this is to show creative people the potential of Free,
Open Source Software (more specifically: Ubuntu Studio) by extending the
current (great!) work with examples and samples of open content music,
samples, books, howto's etc etc. Personally I really liked the CC live
Content 2.0 DVD except for the fact that it is based on Fedora and not
on a more creatives focussed distro. Since Ubuntu Studio does this its a
no-brainer to use Ubuntu Studio as a base instead.

I'm really curious what you think of this (admittedly still rough) plan
and I have some more specific questions:

First of all, is there an interest in extending the Ubuntu Studio DVD
with open content? If so, what would be the best way to approach this
from a technical perspective: is there already a build system that we
can built upon and add for instance auto-curation?

I'm really curious to thoughts, remarks and questions regarding this
idea. Thanks for reading this rather lengthy message :)

[2] (old crappy site..)

All the best,



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