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Odinson writes "A couple of years ago I released a draft of a science fiction novel under the by-nc-nd CC license. I started accepting edits in the hopes of polishing a manuscript for submission to a publisher. A publisher never materialized, but the draft started getting really solid. So a couple of months ago I decided to buy an ISBN and sell hard copies from Lulu. While doing research for a press release I great difficulty discovering the first CC, community edited, work of fiction. I strongly suspect that this novel is the first. My questions are can anybody point to a prior CC + community edited + fiction + novel? How about under other licenses? Science fiction? If someone has traveled this road before, I'd like to ask them how it went. I would also like to vet this here before making such a claim." Link to Original Source top
Odinson (4523) writes "Despite a near media blackout, Republican Ron Paul managed to blow away the record for one day totals for both parties at about 6 million dollars. The lack of coverage and the small donation size ($50) indicate this is largely due to through communication through the web and email and large numbers of popular You Tube videos. The campaign has had 118,000+ individual donors this quarter. Some people are shocked the servers didn't fall over, but of course they are running Linux.:) Is successful national politicking now possible without the TV press?
I guess I'll talk about slashdot. I think the friends page needs a date friendship started field. I wouldn't people becoming a friend just because they need a favor. I have been nameing people as friends if I think they have well thought out opinions and ideas. Friends have been getting plus ones. This is defiantly a good feature.
If you found me through your fans page, while I may not agree, I think you have interesting things to say.
I don't think I'll name any foes for now. If you can't say anything nice..