Adam Drew makes open source music. He writes, records, and produces all his own sounds using Linux and all FOSS tools. Read more in his post from last week.
1 comment Posted 15 Apr 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
I’m feeling a little nostalgic. Reading Amazon’s announcement about the recent Cloud Drive music service, I immediately thought of quite a few other moments where the music industry provoked a sense of overwhelming... disappointment. They just don’t get it. They. You know, The Music Industry. Sony... Read more
1 comment Posted 4 Apr 2011 by bascha (Red Hat) Feed
Incredible work comes out of open source communities. But communities far removed from the world of software development often thrive following the same principles.   Openness. Sharing. Collaboration. Transparency. Meritocracy. A common purpose. Following are nine stories from nine very different... Read more
2 comments Posted 17 Jan 2011 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
What a great year on the Open*Life channel here at We had more than 150 posts covering how open source touches our lives. This is our year in review--a time to reflect on what happened over the last year and a chance to look forward to next year. I'd first like to thank all the... Read more
0 comments Posted 31 Dec 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Imagine a 20-year-old musician publishing his work today. Let's pretend he's living the fast and reckless life of a rock star and will die young at 45. Because the copyright term has been ratcheted up to life of the author plus 70 years (or 95 years from publication for corporate works), you won't... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 Dec 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Our society and its lawmakers are notoriously bad at predicting the effects of new technologies. I think of the ongoing battles over new distribution formats, like the assumption that "the VCR [would be] to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston strangler is to the woman... Read more
0 comments Posted 30 Nov 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Why did Plato argue that remixing should be banned by the state? What threats did jazz and rock 'n roll pose? And what does all of that mean for the conflicts between artists and copyright today?
3 comments Posted 23 Nov 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Abstract Logix is changing the music industry experience for musicians, fans, and retailers. How? By embracing the open source way and using a community-focused and collaborative approach. We interviewed Souvik Dutta, founder of Abstract Logix, to get a better understanding of how the open source... Read more
2 comments Posted 20 Sep 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
In 2000 the punk rock band NOFX released an album called Pump Up The Valuum. When I first heard the CD, I immediately took to the song "Dinosaurs Will Die." (Warning--contains explicit lyrics) Shortly thereafter I got into the open source movement, and I cannot count how many times the lyrics from... Read more
2 comments Posted 6 Aug 2010 by Travis Kepley (Red Hat) Feed
Building a community is core to all open source projects. In fact, an open source project that lacks a community is likely missing the point of being open source. So what happens when your open project is designed to create communities?
1 comment Posted 21 Jul 2010 by Travis Kepley (Red Hat) Feed