Thursday, June 5, 2008

Nota Usage Possibilities and the "C-Shirt" Project

What is a C-shirt?
Our vision is to create a free-mixing/editing area on the web. Anyone can use the Nota Mixer to express themselves. Because we believe that Nota has many possibilities and in order to show one of them we proposed a Creative Commons (CC)-licensed T-Shirt project which we call C-Shirts.

C-shirt History
In 2004 the developer of Nota technology, Isshu Rakusai, developed a CC-licensed T-shirt creating and remixing tool with the help of some content providers, and introduced it in a Creative Commons workshop as the C-Shirt project. For more details, please refer to this article written by Lawrence Lessig. In 2007, Isshu and some of the Creative Commons staff demonstrated C-shirts in i Summit 2007 (June 2007) and in an event put on by Mozilla Firefox (September 2007). The C-shirt project is just a prototype but even you can order your own from our C-Shirt website via a vendor in Japan if you can read Japanese.

Enjoy All of Nota's Uses!
As we mentioned, the C-Shirt project is just one prototype which shows some of Nota's possibilities. We would love it if you enjoy Nota's functions, imagine new possibilities, and create wonderful things.

In order to avoid the confusion of our users, we would like to clarify the following:
- We had the idea to put a "Quick Read code" on the C-Shirt but it has not been realized yet.
- Nota Inc. is not a T-shirt vendor, but a web service company.
- Nota Inc. is not a "Japanese" company. The founder Isshu Rakusai is originally from Japan and the Nota concept originated in Japan but Nota Inc. is a Silicon Valley, California based U.S. Corporation founded in December 2007.

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