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Miro Adopt – adopt a line of code and help fund open source


Miro Adopt is a brilliant scheme to help fund one of the neatest open source projects around. Miro is an excellent free HD video player and TiVo type program grabber which will automatically download Internet video programming of your choice and store it on your hard disk for later viewing. Great for grabbing a whole series or must-have items like GeekBrief TV and TED Talks. It’s also BitTorrent friendly via LegalTorrent which makes it even more useful.

Now the devs have come up with a ripping plan to grab much needed funding by letting Joe Public sponsor a line of Miro programming code for $4.00 a month. You get a certificate, a cute avatar and the warm cuddly feeling of knowing that you’re helping to support a super worthy open source project. Awesome idea, hope it catches on.

  We aren’t here to make money, we’re here for a mission: to distribute wonderful video around the world in a system that’s more open and decentralized than ever before. To do that, we need you to help us care for a little tiny piece of Miro. We have thousands of lines of code that are waiting for you to adopt them. Not only will you get an adorable line of code with a cute name and face, we’ll also put your name in the source code and in the about box on every copy of Miro No one has ever done something like this before, and we’ve made adopting really cute and really fun. Please take on just one line and see what we can do together…

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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