FISL11 was Awesome!

The International Free Software Forum (In portuguese “Forum Internacional do Software Livre” – FISL) was great!

It was my first time in a Free Software event and it was really exiting. I met a lot of great people there and saw that the FOSS community is greater and more awesome than I thought. Photos can be founded on my Picasa: Thiago Bellini Picasa Album – FISL. Also, AndrĂ© Noel took a lot of great photos there, which can be founded on his Picasa: Andre Noel Picasa Album – FISL

The next FISL will be FISL12 and will probably happen on July of 2011. But 2010 isn’t over yet! Latinoware is coming in November and looks like it will be as awesome as FISL was!

To finish this post, I want to give a special “Thank You” for the guys from the Ubuntu-BR-SP team. It was a pleasure for me to be part of the caravan and I really learned a lot from everyone! You guys are really Great!!! Hope we can keep in touch and improve more our friendship.

Looking for Free Metal Music? Try Listening to Severed Fifth

As a great metal music and free software fan, I was looking the other day for “open source metal” at google. What surprised me is that I really found something that I loved! It’s called Severed Fifth! A project of Jono Bacon (The Community Manager of Canonical).

What is Severed Fifth? From the Severed Fifth About page:

Severed Fifth is a bold project founded by Jono Bacon designed to explore how far a musician can take his or her music by releasing it as freely available to everyone.

To do this Jono writes all songs, performs all the instruments, and records everything in his home studio in the Bay Area, California. He then releases the full album online for all Severed Fifth fans to have full access to.

Musically Severed Fifth is a rich blend of genres, combining rhythmic heavy metal, elements of thrash and death metal, and strong melodic and timbrel undertones. The guitars are defined and heavy, the drums are percussive and the vocals blend together different emotive tones to complete the style.”

As you can find in Severed Fifth Licensing page, all the songs are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license.

In Severed Fifth Releases page, you can download the songs and the full album.

Here is a song for you to enjoy, the first track of “Denied by Reign”: Beating Heart – Severed Fifth

So, who said Metal and Free Software couldn’t be a good combination? ;D

obs. Also, if you like Freets on Fire, take a look at this: Freets on Fire: Severed Fifth Edition