[PD] [OT] Ruccas.org Turns One Year Old

John Nowak john at johnnowak.com
Mon Aug 1 06:40:59 CEST 2005

Today, on August 1st, Ruccas.org (http://ruccas.org) celebrates the  
end of its first year of operation, and the start of the next. A year  
ago, ruccas.org launched with a handful of artists. Today, it  
features the works of over seventy artists and collaborative  
projects, nearly all of which are available under a Creative Commons  
license (http://creativecommons.org).

Its growth and success are due entirely to the community, who have  
taken advantage of how easy it is to add their own page and share  
their work with one of the largest online audiences for  
unconventional electronic art. Ruccas.org's allowing of anyone to  
edit the site and add their own pages, as well as its offering of  
free hosting for aural, visual, and software art, has enabled this to  
happen. The ruccas.org philosophy is that the best way to create a  
site of this type is to give the community as much control as  
possible, and artists from all around the world have stepped up and  
proven that our philosophy is correct.

In the coming year, I personally hope that the site will continue to  
grow at the rapid rate it has been. Ruccas.org is a unique hub in the  
sense that is it only as good as the community makes it. Therefore, I  
urge all of you out there who are are trying to do something "new" to  
come share your artwork with us, and to encourage others to do the  
same. I know that I speak for the entire ruccas.org community when I  
say that we're looking forward to the next year of new additions, new  
directions for the site, and new community members.

- John Nowak, Ruccas.org

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