Freedom is kept through the viral license policy (mainly GPL) </li></ul>
The Free Software Foundation <ul>The Free Software Foundation is founded in 1985 by Richard Stallman: <li>Free software is software that gives you the user the freedom to share, study and modify it. We call this free software because the user is free.
To use free software is to make a political and ethical choice asserting the right to learn, and share what we learn with others. Free software has become the foundation of a learning society where we share our knowledge in a way that others can build upon and enjoy.
The FSF campaigns for free software adoption and against proprietary software. Threats to free software include Digital Restrictions Management (DRM), Software Patents and Treacherous Computing. Find out more about our campaigns, and ways to volunteer. </li></ul>
Open Source <ul><li>Open Source (OSI) is an initiative that starts in 1998 mainly because of personal differences between the founder of the FSF and OSI.
It abandons idealistic thinking related to Free Software and only promotes practical advantages related to being able to read the code of a piece of software.
As a result of that there are now about 50 approved different open source licenses, even some by Microsoft.. </li></ul>
Creative Commons In music mainly Creative Commons Lisences are used to share and remix music. The Free Software Foundation has only approved two of the 6 available CC Licenses as being free: CC-BY v2.0 CC-BY-SA v2.0
Sound/Music vs. Video/Image <ul><li>Due to amazing pressure by Record Industry (through RIAA, SGAE...) implementing a website such as Flicker or YouTube in the sound/music world is extremely difficult Artists are sometimes not even allowed to post their own content in their websites
See http://freesound.iua.upf.edu or http://www.ccmixter.org/ </li></ul>
<ul>Linux and Audio </ul><ul>There are plenty of applications, even distributions for Linux audio (visit linuxsound.org) <li>Kguitar