02 August 2007 | 3,710 views

OpenMusic – Free Music for a free World

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What is open music?

Open Music is music that is shareable, available in “source code” form, allows derivative works and is free of cost for non-commercial use. It is the concept of “open source” computer software applied to music.

And it has a license as source code programs have too. Even more it comes under 2 licenses: Green and Yellow.

Who seems to promote open source music? -> Magnatune

Don’t know where to start with open music? Try at LinuxTAG as a start, and after that move to Open Music Archive.

Why did I post the article? Because I liked the idea and to inform you that from now on we’ll have “secure” music. Just kidding… The truth is that many firms have tried to shutdown P2P servers due to piracy (in this case music).

I’m thinking in perspective, first open source software, then open source music… what next? Open source movies? Could be.

Listening to: Magic Mushrooms :: Open Source



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6 Responses to “OpenMusic – Free Music for a free World”

  1. slimer 2 August 2007 at 8:22 am Permalink

    hi,

    there are open-source-movies:

    List of open content films

    thx for the article

    lg

  2. backbone 2 August 2007 at 9:26 am Permalink

    lol… I was just saying so, didn’t knew that there was something likes this… it is true that I haven’t asked my friend google…

  3. Sandeep Nain 3 August 2007 at 12:35 am Permalink

    Open source music and movies.. didnt know about it before.
    Thanks for sharing it with is backbone and slimer(for movies)…

  4. TheRealDonQuixote 4 August 2007 at 7:08 am Permalink

    Music, Check. Movies, Check. Pr0n ????
    Oh its coming.

  5. slimer 18 May 2008 at 2:27 pm Permalink

    here some good b-movies:

    http://www.mrbalihai.com/goof/2007/08/the_psychotronic_guide_to_arch.html#more

    Source: http://www.nerdcore.de

  6. eM3rC 18 May 2008 at 5:07 pm Permalink

    I personally think pandora has the best free music
    http://www.pandora.com