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showtime at Open Labs is a relatively new website in Albanian dedicated to movies – series reviews and industry news. We are really excited by the project mainly due to the fact that they work with WordPress (the open source CMS) but also because they publish all their materials on a Creative Commons license. These are two of the elements that promote an Open Web and as you might know we are working hard on this issue here at Open Labs.

Join us this Saturday 26.01.2013 @ 17.00 if you are into movies, WordPress, Creative Commons and hanging out with cool people at your local hackerspace.

Address: Nikolla Llena, Nr. 100, Tirana, Albania

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Mozilla Game On at Open Labs

Mozilla Game On at open LabsMozilla and Open Labs invite you to imagine how next-generation web technologies can revolutionize the way we make and play games. At Game On it’s your opportunity to invent new game mechanics and re-imagine the web as a gaming platform.

– got a game idea for the competition you’d like help testing and finishing up?
– interested in playing with new technologies and meeting people who love making and hacking games as much as you do?

Good! Let’s play this Saturday 19.01.2013 at Open Labs.

Address: Nikolla Llena, Nr. 100, Tirana, Albania

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Wikipedia Workshop at Open Labs

Wikipedia Workshop ne Open Labs


Wikipedia is a collaboratively edited, multilingual, free Internet encyclopedia supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Its 24 million articles, over 4.1 million in the English Wikipedia alone, have been written collaboratively by volunteers around the world. Almost all of its articles can be edited by anyone with access to the site, and it has about 100,000 active contributors.
It has become the largest and most popular general reference work on the Internet, having an estimated 365 million readers worldwide.
As of January 2013, there are editions of Wikipedia in 285 languages including Albanian language.

At Open Labs hackerspace we recognize the importance of one of the most important, open and collaborative tools of the internet age and celebrate 11th birthday with the first event of this kind in Tirana, Albania. The event will have the character of a workshop which means that if you bring your laptop with you you’ll have more fun.

We will create and edit Wikipedia articles in Albanian for as long as we can!
Event info – time: 12.01.2013 @ 17.00
Where: Open Labs HQs (Nikolla Llena, Nr. 100, Tirana, Albania).
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Entrance: free

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Creative Commons: Celebrating 10 Years at Open Labs

Creative Commons 10

Creative Commons 10Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share. The organization has released several copyright-licenses known as Creative Commons licenses free of charge to the public. These licenses allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for the benefit of recipients or other creators.

An easy to understand one-page explanation of rights, with associated visual symbols, explains the specifics of each Creative Commons license. Creative Commons licenses do not replace copyright, but are based upon it. They replace individual negotiations for specific rights between copyright owner (licensor) and licensee, which are necessary under an “all rights reserved” copyright management with a “some rights reserved” management employing standardized licenses for re-use cases where no commercial compensation is sought by the copyright owner. The result is an agile, low overhead and cost copyright management regime, profiting both copyright owners and licensees. Wikipedia uses one of these licenses.

The organization was founded in 2001 by Lawrence Lessig, Hal Abelson, and Eric Eldred with support of the Center for the Public Domain.

At Open Labs we support Creative Commons throughout our events, our website (which is published on CC license) and initiatives such as TED talks in Albanian are introducing Creative Commons for the first time to the Albanian public with a party for the 10 years of the initiative. Come to our place, talk to us and learn more about Creative Commons and their importance in our society!

Join us if you are a lawyer, a public domain enthusiast, a remixer or a creative guy!

Event info – time: 26.12.2012 @ 18.30
Where: Open Labs HQs (Nikolla Llena, Nr. 100, Tirana, Albania). Click here for the interactive map!
Entrance: free

Open Labs presents: Blender!

Open Labs prezanton Blender 3D

Open Labs prezanton Blender 3DNovember is quite a busy month for us at Open Labs in terms of promoting Open Source software. After WordPress seminars we continue with the presentation and projections about Blender, a great Open Source 3D and animation software.

Blender is used for creating animated films, visual effects, interactive 3D applications or video games. Blender’s features include 3D modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging and skinning, fluid and smoke simulation, particle simulation, animating, match moving, camera tracking, rendering, video editing and compositing. It also features a built-in game engine.

Don’t miss this event if you are into animation, free Open Software and creativity in general.

– Blender Open Source software showreel
– projection: Tears of Steel (subtitles in Albanian)
– projection: Sintel (subtitles in Albanian)
– projection: Big Buck Bunny
– conversation and actions on how we can promote Blender in Albania

Event Info:
– time: 19.12.2012 @ 19.30
– where: Open Labs HQs (Nikolla Llena, Nr. 100, Tirana, Albania)
– entrance: free as in Freedom, not as in free beer

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