Goto10 has been founded in 2003 by Aymeric Mansoux and Thomas Vriet in Poitiers, France. At this time the primary goal of this non-profit organization was to support and produce local live alternative electronic music events. It was a gamble to see if there was an audience for such events in Poitiers. It turned out that not only was there a large enough audience, they were asking for more. Thus goto10 quickly started to setup workshops and exhibitions and started looking for partners in some of the rare local institutions that try to support digital art and media hacktivism. Today the goto10 team is formed by people living in different places around Europe and is part of a network of similar young non profit organizations sharing the same vision about free software and arts.
While the original structure is still based in France, and prepares at least one event each month, goto10 is now most of all a collective name under which highly skilled artists and hackers work together in numerous places in Europe. You may see them in workshops, performances, software credits or as producers of unusual events. The current projects of goto10 rank from linux live cdroms to a series of connected performances. The new website is meant to provide documentation on alternative free software and new-media-whatever cookbooks. Last but not least, this summer goto10 will launch gosub, its free media weblabel.