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This is the main organizational page for the OLPC media community. The purpose of this community is to provide grassroots journalists, videographers, podcasters, and other community-run media groups with a central place to congregate, share ideas, and publicize their broadcasts, and a place for the OLPC community to reach out to when they want to spread the news about something they have been doing.

Where to Start

Haven't been here before?

Where should I go first?

  • Creative Commons licenses, since we want all of the projects involved in OLPC to be publicly available. This is an open source kind of project, after all!

Where else should I go?


  • The #olpc-content IRC channel. (This page has information on how to connect to IRC, if you are new to it.)

Other handy pages


Want to propose a project? Find partners to work on a project? Find a media project to contribute to? Go to the Media help wanted page and sign up!

Want something a little less specific? If you don't want to (or can't) commit to an individual project, you can still be helpful. Check out the page to find projects that everyone can contribute to, no strings attached.


This is where we will keep all our tutorials! Tutorials should be written not by one person, but by the community as a whole. Keeping this goal in mind, we all need to agree to respect certain boundaries - differences of opinion or technique do not warrant deletion or 'correction'. Since there are a lot of different ways to do things, it's much more educational for people to each contribute their own ideas, so that readers can read a tutorial on, say, podcast creation, and learn not one, but several effective methods for each part of the process and be able to choose between them.

  • Have an idea for a tutorial? Make a new page and begin to write one (or if you don't know anything about it but want to, make the page)! Don't feel obligated to do the entire thing in one go; you can always write more later, and others can always pitch in.

Question and Answer

Want to know something? Can't find it in the tutorials? Check out the Media FAQ!


This community is currently being organized and maintained by Mel Chua, who is looking for a new coordinator. This is not a dictatorship, nor is it necessarily permanent. Feel free to give us suggestions, ideas, complaints, and any other kind of feedback! It's important that this community function as a group of people with a common goal, not as a group of people resentfully doing what we tell them to.