Sunday, March 15, 2009

Organization for Transformative Works membership drive

In its first year, the OTW has done a number of wonderful things: built Fanlore, a fan-run wiki; launched a journal, Transformative Works and Cultures; submitted comments to the Copyright Office in support of a DMCA exemption for vidders and other fair users; begun the Vidding History project; and coded a new fanworks archive, the Archive of Our Own--from what we can tell, one of the largest woman-run open source projects extant--that is now in closed beta (anyone can read and comment; new accounts for posting fanworks are limited) and hoping to move to open beta in the next year. With so many of the spaces where people congregate on the internet in profit-seeking hands, it's vital to keep some alternatives alive. The OTW is one of those alternatives, building a nonprofit infrastructure. Your donation is tax-deductible in the US, too, so please come on by.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you brought up the fact that OTW is one of the few female-dominated Open Source projects out there! Not that many people notice it, and it's one thing ot of the many that I think we should be proud of.