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Open Source Audio Collection
July 13, 2011  3:43pm

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Royalty Free Audio
Mp3 Music download site and service. Serving free mp3 downlods since 2000. We specialize in Electronic music: Techno, Trance, IDM, House, Electronica – in addition to Rock, Jazz, and pop music. A community of independent artists and fans. An mp3 host of audio streams, blogs, music news, and more.
Audio – Creative Commons
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
Free music created by Jason Shaw
Brad Sucks » a one man band with no fans
Brad Sucks is the name of my one man band. I write, record and produce songs and put them on this website for people to download and hopefully share and enjoy.
ccMixter – Welcome to ccMixter
ccMixter is a community remix site sponsored by ArtisTech Media, created by Creative Commons
Community Audio : Internet Archive
Open Source Audio has been renamed to Community Audio! (The URL is still the same, though.) You are invited to view or upload audios to the Community collection! These thousands of audios were all contributed by Archive users and community members. Please select a Creative Commons License…
Creative Commons, Royalty Free Music – Josh Woodward
Josh Woodward – Findlay, Ohio singer/songwriter. Creative Commons, Royalty Free Music
Flash Kit, A Flash Developer Resource for Macromedia Flash 8 and MX Tutorials SWF FLA images clipart Sounds WAVS Animations Help and Support
Flash Kit – an online resource for Macromedia Flash development. Join in our message board discussions, read the latest Flash news and tutorials, and download our free FLAs, SWFs, and sound loops.
Free and legal music downloads – Jamendo
Number 1 platform for free music. Free and legal downloads for private use – Purchase a license for commercial purposes. More than 40,000 albums by independent artists.
Free Music Archive
Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads
Free PD
Music dedicated to the Public Domain
Free Sound Clips | is the encyclopedia of free sound clips and may just be the last sample resource you’ll ever need. We offer royalty free sounds for video editors, movie scor… | Free Drum Loops Wav MP3 Aif and Midi Sound Loops provides free loops and audio clip downloads to the music production community. Search free loops in, Wav, MP3, Aif, and Midi Sound Format Music Software and Free VST Plugins. Used for Acid, Fruity Loops, Reason, Ableton, and Cubase. | Free Drum Loops Wav MP3 Aif and Midi Sound Loops
freesound :: what is freesound?
Freesound: collaborative database of creative-commons licensed sound for musicians and sound lovers. Have you freed your sound today?
Funky Remixes | A Free and Legal Music Source | Free Remixes… Listen, Download, Rip, Remix and Share
Funky Remixes | A Free and Legal Music Source | Free Remixes… Listen, Download, Rip, Remix and Share
Imbibe :: dammned cool thing! Download free samples in MP3, Wave or Aiff format and use the samples in you electronic music producations. Pubphlish your own movie frame in MPEG (mpg), real video or ASF format. See flash motions.
Royalty Free Music
Free audiobooks from the public domain
Online music and music downloads from Magnatune includes unlimited, commercial free music streaming and MP3s for just $15 a month.
Free music search by tags
muzic : Free Audio : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
muzic is proud to share their collection with the world in partnership with the Internet Archive. Their MP3 files are governed by a Creative Commons license and can be shared for free, but no commercial usage is allowed without the creator’s permission. Dive in, and enjoy! Click for more…
Open Source Music
Free Sheet Music, Analysis and More!
Open Source Music
These MP3 music bloggers feature free MP3 downloads, all legal with the artists’ permission.   Acoustic Alternative Blues Dance Disco Dub Electro Electronic Folk Funk Hip Hop Indie Instrumental Metal Pop Psychedelic Rave Reggae Rock Singer/Songwriter Soul Alt-Rock Music (16)
public domain sounds | free sound library
public domain sounds | free sound library at recording devices and microphones pdsounds volunteers acoustically discover the beauty of the world. – The Original Electronic Music Community
SectionZ is a comprehensive portal for electronic musicians and an ever-evolving online community. SectionZ provides a supportive online forum in which electronica artists can hone their talents through ongoing feedback from peers, enabling them to achieve their musical aspirations.
Sound Search Engine |
SoundJax is semi autonomous sound search engine that indexes and renders waveforms, tags, and catalogues audio from the internet. SoundJax promises to be the future of sound search. [Beta Testing]
SoundClick Business
Find songs, beats or instrumentals. You can license anything from a free Creative Commons song to a professional instrumental. Easy to find, easy to license.
Free sound effects in wav and mp3 formats
Search for public domain sounds via geography




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“Open-Source” “Open Source” “Sort of Open Source Code” “Open to Pay Code”
December 15, 2011 – 9:13am

Like the “Green Revolution”, trendy words are only that.

Now that “Open Source” is trendy, it is being used in many contexts that are far from “open”.

Recently I inquired into the availability of two “Open source” applications.  In the first sitation, the website clearly and boldly stated the existence of “Open Source” software.  In reality, the software was commercial but allowed the license holder to modify the source code.

In the second situation, a different website advertised “Open Source” software but nothing was visible for download.  I again inquired and the statement that came back was revealing of the situation on the Net:

“I am well aware that the above (software) does not match with the
term open source as it is widely used.  In fact the term should then be
code available software”

Perhaps the best word is the old one – FOSS – which is much harder to distort.