Music for free software

Andres K. Foerster list at
Tue Aug 23 07:05:30 UTC 2005


I've seen you dicussing about licensing music. 

So I want to raise a new topic. Are there musicians on this list?
How about making music to advertise free software? There are already 
a few examples, but only few.

If you need inspiration have a look there:

Well, the songs of the OpenBSD project do not always reflect the opinions 
of the FSF, the latest is even oposed to the FSF. But still I think they 
are good examples for free software advertising songs:

Of course songs for free software should also be freely available.
The song "Follow the GNU" by Void Main would be a good example, if it 
only was freely available. The band wanted to make it free, but they 
were bound by their contract.

That's another big obstacle. As far as I know, musicians who have a 
contract with the GEMA cannot make free music anymore. I think a 
contract with the GEMA eeven covers songs written before the signing.

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