Musick 2k7 – #6/7

Been sometime since my last music related post but now I present you my shop list for June/July.

Rekorder – Vol.9 // Rekorder [REKORDER09]

Booka Shade – Tickle/Karma Car // Get Physical Music [GPM070]

Paul Ritch & Collins – Fortuna // Get Physical Music [GPM067]

Ida Engberg – Disco Volante // Pickadoll [PICK025]

Alfa Romero – La Pentolata EP // Players Paradise [PLAYER012]

Marek Bois – Bed Bois Bloo // RRygular [RRY15]

Andre Crom – Ambulanz EP // Sender [SENDER066]

Oxia – Not Sure/Intus // Kompakt Extra [KOMEX050]

Paul Ritch – Nordbahnhof // Minisketch [MINISKETCH05]

Tigerskin – Darkcold // Morris Audio [MORRIS55]

Shlomi Aber – Freakside // Ovum [OVM181]

Enjoy! 😀

I need audio pod/broad[casting] legal counselling

Hellow fellow geeks,

I’m in need of some assistance both in the legal and the technical fields in my pursue to create an online radio. AFAIK the Portuguese legislation defines that an Internet Radio does not need any kind of specific authorization to exist, but what about the contents available through it? I mean, what about copyright rights and publicity acts? Are there any other legal concerns that I should care about?

On the technical field I would like you to comment about your personal choices for Radio/MP3 streaming and podcasting.

Update:  According to the Portuguese entity that rules the media I found out that there’s no need for an authorization to get your online radio rocking the world ;-). The link is in Portuguese.

Thanks in advance,

PP

N800, Maemo and Hildon updates

This goes directly to pedro_mg and ruimoura, two fellows who happen to not read my posts! [you are lamme! 😀]

Today we were talking about N800, Maemo and Hildon framework and since I haven’t paid much attention to it lately I decided to get a catch at Maemo’s roadmap. This guys just rock my world! Let’s see:

  • Bluetooth headset support – Checked;
  • USB host support – Checked;
  • Automatic codec installer – Checked;
  • WiMAX – Checked;
  • Samba – Checked;
  • More interesting stuff – Checked, checked, checked;

It’s amazing how a [small and beautiful] piece of hardware can become a man’s pet, even a passion, but N800 is really getting to it.

Also Hildon framework, the graphical toolkit available in Maemo and based on GTK+ is suffering some important logistic changes and will be a GNOME upstream project. This way Hildon will be decoupled from Maemo and therefore become more open to the community. Could this be more beautiful or what?

Keep it up Nokia and Community!

Linux, OpenSolaris and GPLv3

Hi fellow geeks,

Much curious the opinion of Linus Torvalds on Linux, OpenSolaris and GPLv3. Jonathan Schwartz’s [Sun’s CEO] just answered! At least this seams an healthy discussion on very a interesting subject and not the usual bull$%&t or chairs that randomic crazy men throw in the air in these days..

Note: Schwartz has just invited Linus for dinner.

Update #1: Theo de Raadt, the OpenBSD founder and leader has just answered too!

Nexenta, Ubuntu-based GNU/Solaris (aka OpenSolaris)

Hi fellow geeks,

As some of you may have heard there’s a “new” OS in the wild, OpenSolaris. It’s a Sun open-source project which aims to attract developers to the Solaris world much in the ways that Linux does. People who know Solaris are aware of its stability, backward compatibility and some of its great features like ZFS or DTrace and OpenSolaris is no different but, IMHO, it can be far way better.. at least in the medium/long term.

Like me, many have tried to get it for a spin and soon enough they’ve discovered that OpenSolaris is nothing more than a kernel, just as Linux is (again!). Personally I don’t want to have an existing Solaris installation (nor) to build software pieces in order to achieve my objective. I want an installer, a graphical environment, a simple way of managing my software!

Being an avid Linux user in its Ubuntu form what _I_really_want_ is to have something I’m used to: Gnome and APT. Could that be possible? I mean, can I have the power of OpenSolaris kernel and runtime together with Debian/Ubuntu packaging system and my beloved Gnome desktop?

Yes it is! I present you Nexenta OS!

Nexenta OS is a GNU/Solaris distribution currently on alpha 7 stage but that already has 12.000+ packages available including the well famous Apache, MySQL, Firefox, Gaim (now Pidgin), etc. Nexenta is also available in three CD images: LiveCD, Install CD and VMware.

Download it here, give it a try and just let it flow 🙂