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OurMedia.org Global home for grassroots media

I stumbled across a fascinating web project at Ourmedia.org. I'll quote directly from their published mission:

Create. Share. Get noticed. That's what Ourmedia is about.
Ourmedia is a global community and learning center where you can gain visibility for your works of personal media. We'll host your media forever — for free.

Video blogs, photo albums, home movies, podcasting, digital art, documentary journalism, home-brew political ads, music videos, audio interviews, digital storytelling, children's tales, Flash animations, student films, mash-ups — all kinds of digital works have begun to flourish as the Internet rises up alongside big media as a place where we’ll gather to inform, entertain and astound each other.

Ourmedia is several things in one. We are:

  • An open-source project built and staffed by volunteers
  • A destination Web site that freely hosts grassroots video, audio, music, photos, text and public domain works
  • A community space to share and discuss personal media
  • A learning toolkit to help our members create rich and compelling works
  • An archive so that these works can be preserved for the ages
  • A clearinghouse that allows anyone to search for licensed video, audio or music, download it and remix it, with proper attribution. Legally.

It's interesting to note that the project is hosted by Drupal. It supports and is partnered with the Creative Commons project and Archive.org.

I'd say this is one to watch. It's also a project with huge potential for schools publishing educational content.