software developed

dyne:bolic - GNU/Linux multimedia liveCD

This project is running since Dec 2001, the latest stable release is 2.4.2 - 10 March 2007

dyne:bolic is shaped on the needs of media activists, artists and creatives as a practical tool for multimedia production: you can manipulate and broadcast both sound and video with tools to record, edit, encode and stream, having automatically recognized most device and peripherals: audio, video, TV, network cards, firewire, usb and more; all using only free software.

You can employ this operating system without the need to install anything, and if you want to run it from harddisk you just need to copy a directory: the easiest installation ever.

It is optimized to run on slower computers, turning them into a full media stations: the minimum you need is a pentium1 or k5 PC 64Mb RAM and IDE CD-ROM, or a slighty modified XBOX game console - and if you have more than one, you can easily do clusters.

dyne:bolic supports strong encryption for private data that can be carried around and flexibly employed on usb sticks.

Since beginning 2005 dyne:bolic is part of the Linux audio consortium and has been nominated among the top 10 open source projects in 2005

Redistributed in several GNU/Linux magazines and various publications all across the world, this is a rough estimation formulated with the help of reports by users, in the format of Country(publication times):

Bittorrent downloads of the last two stable versions sum up to 40.000

CD ISO is made available worldwide across 20 voluntary mirror hosts which notably include the Free Software Foundation: we are the only distribution mirrored by the FSF, which recognized dyne:bolic as a 100% free software operating system.

The dyne:bolic mailinglist counts approx 450 subscribers.

Among various organizations, dyne:bolic is mirrored and redistributed by

Development has been supported by:

Press coverage:

MuSE - Multiple Streaming Engine

MuSE provides the free software community with a user friendly but powerful tool for network audio streaming, making life easier for indypendent free speech online radios.

Project running since 1 May 2000, latest release 0.9.2 on 27 December 2005

Redistributed in: Debian, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Gentoo, Blag/Fedora

Available for platforms: Apple/OSX, GNU/Linux, BSD and other POSIX systems support

Development has been supported by:

FreeJ - realtime vision mixer

FreeJ is a vision mixer: an instrument for realtime video manipulation used in the fields of dance teather, veejaying, medical visualisation and TV.

Project running since 22 May 2001, latest release 0.8.1 on 07 August 2005.

Redistributed in: Debian, Gentoo

Available for platforms: Apple/OSX, GNU/Linux and other POSIX systems

Development has been supported by:

IvySync - digital video syncstarter

The digital video syncstarter software is being developed since 2005 by and employed by Montevideo to provide frame accurate synced playback of multiple videos on multiple screens.

Among the artists employing this software to exhibit installations are: Linda Wallace, Calin Dan, Erwin Olaf, Sami Kallinen, Lydia Schouten, Julika Rudelius, Magnus Monfeldt, Broersen & Lukacs.

Hardware and on-site works

Working Computer Museum

A collection of old computers, computer related stuff, depliants, peripherals, calculators, documentations, manuals and SOFTWARE. We REPAIR and FIX broken hardware where possible, making those computer WORK for people willing to experiment and the people visiting the museum.

The basic idea is to revert the classical museum structure where objects are "dead" under a glass table or in a closed shelf, to let people USE and HACK on those computers.

Some computer are connected on Internet, for free use; part of this project is the RETRO DECNET Network, connecting about 30 old DIGITAL VAX/VMS Nodes in Italy via the old DECNET protocol.

Part of the project:

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