[Playlist] Mission questions
lucas at gonze.com
Tue Dec 1 20:02:18 UTC 2020
Our conversation is going to a topic that has always derailed prior
work, but I think we really have to do this. It can't be avoided.
Next, I'll read Rob's "Using Open Source values to create a music
On Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 7:59 AM Robert Kaye <rob at metabrainz.org> wrote:
> > On Dec 1, 2020, at 00:43, Lucas Gonze <lucas at gonze.com> wrote:
> > MP3 is a great approach to interoperability, but punting access to
> Funkwhale means giving in to silos like Spotify and Apple Music.
> Funkwhale is not hosted software -- its open source software that geeks
> like you and I would install on their own servers for their own and
> friend's use. Still, they are still silos because doing anything fun,
> reasonable or flexible will get you sued, which is where the real issue
> lies. The music industry is so inherently broken and after watching it
> resist change with hand and feet, finally giving in and then raking in the
> cash, for over 20 years, I'm quite frankly sick of being part of it.
> > There needs to be some open strategy to provide for files in cooperation
> with musicians and rights holders. If openness means not getting paid,
> they'll continue to stand in the way of interoperability.
> I have spent many days thinking about this and I am convinced there is no
> hope for artists in the current system of the music industry and that we
> need to build a completely new model. I collected my thoughts here:
> Curious what you think...
> Robert Kaye -- rob at metabrainz.org -- http://metabrainz.org
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