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Making commercial open source software

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I recently blogged about making open source software, and the high level steps for how to think about the process. We started with the need for software to seed the discussion, the need for clear motivation as to why to publish as open source software, and then the structural requirements to build a community (license choice, collaboration platform or forge, and governance considerations). » Read more

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Nobody here: Jamendo and open music culture

I sign my songs "Nobody here." I thought about it from the first moment when I started to make music, about 16 years ago. I always tried to be different, especially when I was young. My music was also different than what everyone else was listening to at the time and I felt I had to choose a different name. It is probably a bit strange, and an uncommon name for an artist, but somehow I think it goes well with my style.  In time it started to mean something since I knocked on many doors, trying to produce an album with my music. I was refused for being "uncommercial." » Read more

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