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The Open Music column is written by Chris Hermansen and covers his thoughts on how to enjoy music in an open environment, how to tinker with music using open source tools, and much more.

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In this installment of conversations with developers who build and maintain open source music players, we hear from Craig Drummond of Canata.
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Did you know you can build your own speaker systems? Muffsy creator shares how he got into making open audio hardware and why he started selling his designs to other DIYers.
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GogglesMM developer and maintainer shares the reasons he created an open source music player.
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The creator of Guayadeque, an open source music player, opens up.
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Find free music available under Creative Commons and similar libre licenses with this comprehensive guide.
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Learn about the features and capabilities of these music players for audiophiles.
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Find out what makes a Linux-based open source audio player "audiophile quality."
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Let's discuss if there is a need for compressed audio data when CD quality is good enough.