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Archive for December, 2012

FreedomMusicBox

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

All major record labels have given up trying to enforce DRM schemes on music, but most DoujinOngakuka still do not have freedom and privacy until today:

- Miselu Neiro runs nonfree software such as VOCALOID and uses a proprietery YAMAHA DSP.
- Services like SoundCloud suggest Adobe Flash Player.
- Storing your data in centralized online services exposes you to surveillance.
- There is no portable, net-enabled social music device that Respects Your Freedom yet.

But Hackers and Makers are working on free alternatives:

- Arduino is a freedom-friendly platform that can be used to synthesize sounds.
- FreedomBox is a Debian based platform for distributed applications.
- OLinuXino is hackable hardware that runs FreedomBox.
- Fritzing and free FPGA-toolchains allow the community to build their own solutions.