Moving Digital Music from Drives to the Web

“If digital-music veteran Rob Lord wanted to court controversy with his new open-source start-up, he probably couldn’t have done much better than to compare Apple Computer’s iTunes software to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Web browser.

“Lord’s new five-person company, the ambitiously named Pioneers of the Inevitable, is building a piece of digital-music software called “Songbird,” based on much of the same underlying open-source technology as the Firefox Web browser. The programmers want to create music-playing software that will work naturally with the growing number of music sites and services on the Web, instead of being focused on songs on a computer’s hard drive.

John Borland. A Firefox for Music? Dec. 22, 2005.

See also: Year In Review 2005: Music. No date.

CopyCense™: K. Matthew Dames on the intersection of business, law and technology. A business venture of Seso Digital LLC.

Written by sesomedia

01/03/2006 at 07:58

Posted in Web & Online

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