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Jono Bacon: Many moons ago, when computers were made out of oak and beige slacks, I recorded a heavy metal version of the Free Software Song that Richard Stallman cobbled together. When I recorded this song I didnt really have the right equipment to record a song, and consequently it sounded a bit rubbish. […]
I still find the Free Software Song inspiring in some way although I know it will never ever win a Grammy Award or whatever. So, I thought I would share this to all of you especially those who are starting to lose faith in free software. Also, to all FOSS developers and advocates who are looking for some motivation, perhaps this will help.
It may not be Linux-related, but this is just not right. You may have heard of Jamie Thomas's trial a while ago. She is being accused of infringing on the copyrights of 24 songs, by sharing them with a P2P service. I have no idea if this is guilty or not, but the fine is simply too much : $80,000 for every song.
OpenBSD goes a step further with the official song for OpenBSD 4.4 (yeaah they've got a song too) is - Trial of the BSD Knights which is hilarious. It basically recounts the good fight of BSD against the Evil Empire.
If you read the lyrics of the song "Looking for Freedom" with an imaginative mindset you could find that it could have been written by a windows developer trying to escape the control of and dependance on MS.
I have rewritten the text to reflect those who are using Linux and Open Source.
I found myself complaining about the slow speed of Amarok. Everything would lag, from playing a song to adding a song to the playlist. Then i remembered when I was setting up Amarok that it let me chose a database...
What I have here today is a fruity – loops ( the commercial music editor for song tracks) like song/melody editor for Linux, with the full swing! Can you believe it? This is the best use of Qt 4 (GUI library) I have yet seen.