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Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 17:25:21 -0700 (PDT)
From: Curtis Lee Fulton <curtisf@blur.cx>
To: lwn@lwn.net
Subject: Blur Media releases The Evolution of Linux preview

Blur Media releases The Evolution of Linux preview

August 11, Eugene, OR--  Blur Media released a preview of their
documentary *The Evolution of Linux* today.  The preview is in the mpeg-1
format and can be downloaded at http://blur.cx/linux/  *The Evolution of
Linux* explores the social, economic and political implications of free

"It's a hyper-postmodern project," said film director Curtis Lee Fulton,
"I take the superfluous sounds and images I encounter around the different
environments of interview sights and rearrange them, distort them and fold
them into the context of my subject, creating a new meaning."

Fulton said that the post-modernism tone of the film is crucial to telling
the story of Open Source correctly.  "Open Source is inherently
post-modern," said Fulton, "it was Larry Wall, the inventor of the Perl
programming language that said, 'the open source movement is just another
manifestation of the growing postmodernism of our culture.' That's one of
the things I'm trying to illustrate with the film's style, is that open
source is creating all sorts of new things, even though these new things
are assembled from pieces we might have experienced before."

*The Evolution of Linux* features interviews from GNU/Linux icons such as
Eric Raymond, Richard Stallman, Tim O'Reilly and many others.  The Film
will be released under the terms of GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL).

More information about Blur Media and *The Evolution of Linux* can be
found at http://blur.cx/linux/  More information about the GFDL can be
found at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html

Fulton is the author of AcidGimp, an Open Source video effects program,
and a freelance writer.  His most recent writings can be found at
http://www.oreillynet.com.  More information about AcidGimp can be found
at http://blur.cx/acidgimp/

Blur Media can be reached at feedback@blur.cx.  Curtis Lee Fulton can be
reached at 541-346-3142.