Thursday, June 29, 2006

Mandriva Held A Music Contest

Here are the press release taken from the Mandriva News Letter:

Mandriva launches an international contest specifically designed for musicians.

In prevision of the release of its new distribution, Mandriva Linux
2007, in October, Mandriva initiates a contest whose objective is to
bring the Linux community together with the elaboration of the session
startup and logoff music of all the distributions of the Mandriva
Linux 2007 range.

The contestants will have to register on the homepage of the contest:
( and submit their
creations between June 21st and August 20th at midnight.

Every contestant will have to submit two sounds files: one for startup
and one for loging off the computer. Each one of them will have to
last 5 seconds maximum.

They will have to be encoded in 32 bits minimum (superior encoding
accepted). The creations will be submitted under one of those two sound formats:


Last but not least, in case of victory and in order to respect the
Open Source values Mandriva promote, the contestants will have to
agree for their original creation to be registered under one of those
two licenses:

CC.BY. SA (Creative commons

LAL (Art Libre,

The winner may choose one of the following two prizes:
* A life membership of the Mandriva Club, Silver level;
* A copy of Mandriva Linux PowerPack+ 2007, a GlobeTrotter 2.0, and
an Archos Pocket Media Assistant PMA400.

Inscriptions and full terms of participation on the website:

If don't feel such a musician, maybe you could participate to our
graphic contest :

The Mandriva Team

Who wants to participate ??

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