Credits & Milestones

Credits

The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: Written by Ken Schoolland

  • Published by: Small Business Hawaii
  • Website Sponsored by: ISIL

 

The Philosophy of Liberty Flash Animation (ver 1.0): Created by Kerry Pearson

Initial Translations

  • French Translation by Louise Zizka
  • Spanish Translation by Alvaro G. Feuerman
  • Portugese Translation by Gustavo Lacerda
  • Armenian Translation by Artem Sarian and Arman S. Mkryan
     

Flash Internationalization (ver 2.0)

  • Sanja Tasic
  • Mario Knezovic

Flash Internationalization (ver 3.0)

  • Steve Cobb
  • Anton Smirnov
  • Dimitry
  • Drew Suder

Philosophy of Liberty Audio Tracks

 

 

Milestones

1988

 

1992

  • As a Russian translation of the book was being published. The publisher Dmitry Kostygin informed Ken that few people in Russia even knew what 'property' or 'taxes' were, and Ken responded by writing an introduction that described the philosophy of his book. The introduction became so popular that it now appears as the prologue of every language edition (40+ and counting).

 

2000

  • Website by Ginger Warbis, Sponsored by ISIL
  • Commentary Edition by Judy Nagy
  • DVD Production Tim Skousen
  • Christian Butterbach
  • Lasse Olesen
  • Pavlina Petrova
  • Matus Posvanc
  • Marton Hajdu
  • Alexander Kouryaev
  • Purevjav Tsenguun
  • Manouchehr Yazdian
  • Virgis Daukas
  • Tural Veliyev
  • Paata Sheshelidze
  • Atilla Yayla and/or Mehmet Sakioglu
  • Dr. Khalil Ahmad
  • Paul Lundberg

 

2002?

  • Kerry Pearson (aka Lux Lucre) created original English version of The Philosophy of Liberty flash animation (ver 1.0). Audio featured the track 'Betrayal' from Music2Hues

 

2004

  • Kerry Pearson passed away.

 

2005

  • PoL French Translation by Louise Zizka
  • PoL Spanish Translation by Alvaro G. Feuerman
  • PoL Portugese Translation by Gustavo Lacerda
     
  • Flash Development Sanja Tasic Mario Knezovic (ver 2.0)
     
  • PoL Danish
  • PoL Dutch
  • PoL Esperanto
  • PoL Hungarian
  • PoL Italian
  • PoL Lituanian
  • PoL Polish
  • PoL Romanian
  • PoL Russian
  • PoL Ukrainian

 

2006

  • Steve Cobb began work on a new version of the PoL animation (ver 3.0) that would store text and other animation information externally allowing the easy translation into any language.  

 

2007

  • 14 existing languages of The Philosophy of Liberty Flash Animation were converted to video by Drew Suder. The video was made available in many formats and uploaded to YouTube and other online video sharing site

 

2008

  • Website redesign
  • PoL 3.0 animation completed

 

2009

  • PoL DVD distributed to NH legislators
  • PoL Bengalitranslation by
  • PoL Albaniantranslation by
  • PoL Bulgariantranslation by
  • PoL Chinesetranslation by
  • PoL Croatiantranslation by
  • PoL Germantranslation by
  • PoL Czechtranslation by
  • PoL Kiswahilitranslation by
  • PoL Greektranslation by
  • PoL Japanesetranslation by
  • PoL Kyrgyztranslation by
  • PoL Macedoniantranslation by
  • PoL Mongoliantranslation by
  • PoL Koreantranslation by
  • PoL Montenegrantranslation by
  • PoL Nepalitranslation by
  • PoL Norwegiantranslation by
  • PoL Polish translation by
  • PoL Romanian translation by
  • PoL Slovenian translation by
  • PoL Turkish  translation by
  • PoL Arfikaans translation by
  • PoL Estonian translation by
  • PoL Lithuanian translation by
  • PoL Swedish translation by

 

2010

  • A new custom composed score for the Philosophy of Liberty created by Saher

 

2011 February

  • PoL Arabic translation by
  • PoL Farsi translation by

 

The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible and The Philosophy of Liberty have benefited from ongoing spontaneous contributions from many diverse individuals around the world. If you see incorrect information on this page, or know of something that is missing or requires more detail, please email us.

 

About

Original Animation by Kerry Pearson (ver 1.0)

The Philosophy of Liberty (PoL) is a flash animation based of what is now the prologue of Ken Schoolland's book, "The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible." It began in 1992 as a Russian translation of the book was being published. The publisher Dmitry Kostygin informed Ken that few people in Russia even knew what 'property' or 'taxes' were, and Ken responded by writing an introduction that described the philosophy of his book. It became so popular that it now appears as the prologue in every language edition (40+ and counting), and it inspired Kerry Pearson (aka Lux Lucre) to turn it into a flash animation with an audio track 'Betrayal' from Music2Hues. Kerry passed away in 2004, however the animation has continued on.

 

Updated Languages (ver 2.0)

With the success of the English version of the PoL and so many international fans of The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible, there was great demand to translate the animation into other languages. Many new languages were completed, but progress was slow due to the way the English version was originally created. All the animation elements were hard coded and changing each one of the language elements was very tedious and time consuming. In addition, the old animation could not print special languages written from left to right. A vision for a new more flexible version of the animation developed that would allow for easy translation into any new language.

 

New multi-font animation (ver 3.0)

A new animation using a newer version of flash was created to allow for easy translation between languages. Rather than being hard coded in flash, it uses .xml files to store information about the various languages and animation elements. Now translation is as simple as modifying an excel spreadsheet with the new character set. Led by Steve Cobb, an international team is working on various elements of the animation.