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Every tool in this talk is available via Fedora 17, the latest version of Fedora. Here's a quick rundown of the tools represented in this talk.
The Zimmer Twins is a Canadian project that combines crowdsourcing with children and animation. And makes money doing it. The site has been around for five years and accomplished quite a bit, but if like me, you're not Canadian and don't have pre-teen kid, you may never have heard of it.