On Mon, 2008-06-02 at 14:02 -0400, Greg Dekoenigsberg wrote:
So. Let's say that Red Hat could find a full-time head to manage this.
Do we think that we could come up with a community model to support
Yes, but it would take a vision that could do battle with the places
where music's needs are not like other content we know about.
Also, having a community representative who can use and contribute back
to the music base is pretty key. Endorsements such as DJ Spooky would
be key to attracting new community.
Music source is one of the tough aspects here. People use tools with
formats that are varying degrees of usable/openable as tracks in another
The barrier is too high with ccMixter being full of samples and pieces.
To grow a big enough community, we need to give budding musicians the
equivalent of "view source."
That's the kind of value I could see Fedora bringing -- big-scale, open
contributing communities, growing under the sun.
Karsten Wade, Sr. Developer Community Mgr.
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