Hi Paul, Silvia, and Eduard.
Thanks for the encouraging ideas and feedback on the DIY Jukebox pitch.
I had a feeling MPD might cause some controversy due to it's
entanglement with some non-free packages. I thought because the MPD
package was in the free portion of RPMFusion it had a chance for
I did some research into MPD to try Eduard's suggestion on building the
program from source. One of the dependencies for MPD is FFmpeg, and
even though FFmpeg is licensed under GPL (or LGPL depending on the
packages used), the "legal" page on their website states, "What we do
know is that various standards FFmpeg supports contain vague hints that
any conforming implementation might be subject to some patent rights in
some jurisdictions..." (http://www.ffmpeg.org/legal.html
). Based on the
information from that page, I feel it would be best to play it safe and
work with Paul's idea on an MPD-alternative to avoid any issues.
Good news is I've found one candidate for a server/client music player
that is in the official Fedora repository called XMMS2. Bad news is
I've never used it before, so I'll play around with it this weekend and
let you know if it will work in the article.
Thanks again for your thoughts and support.
On Thu, 2017-11-09 at 13:10 -0500, Paul W. Frields wrote:
No Silvia, that's incorrect. The problems with legally
software extend to any web property that's provided by the Fedora
Project. This can't be published in the community blog, either.
On Thu, Nov 09, 2017 at 09:51:18AM +0100, Silvia Sánchez wrote:
> Well, I'm not sure that Jukebox has a different version without
> software. But the article can be published in the Community Blog if
> Magazine finds it inadequate.
> 2017-11-09 0:13 GMT+01:00 Paul W. Frields <stickster(a)gmail.com>:
> > On Fri, Nov 03, 2017 at 06:59:48AM +0000, Shaun Assam wrote:
> > > I would like to pitch a DIY project to show readers how they
> > > can
> > > recycle their old computers into a dedicated digital jukebox.
> > > The
> > > articles will be in three parts, one article a week, and could
> > > be
> > > published before the holidays in December. This is based on the
> > > suggestion for a December audio theme as a Fedora Magazine
> > > Editorial -
> > > thanks Eduard.
> > [...snip...]
> > I love the spirit of hte article, but we don't publish tips on
> > repos
> > that have legally encumbered software. Is there a way to do this
> > with
> > a jukebox that only has unencumbered software?
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