24 Jan 2006 Rippit   » (Apprentice)

Ogg Frog

I've just finished the first in a planned series of Digital Music How-To Articles:

It has the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 2.5 license, as will all the future How-Tos. Not everything on the site will be licensed that way, but everything that's strictly informative will be.

These articles are inspired by the many Linux HOWTOs but are meant for a much broader audience: I aim to make technical material accessible to extremely non-technical people, and to the extent possible, the articles cover multiple platforms, not just Linux. Thus I explain how to tell whether a CD is in CD-DA or CD-ROM format on each of Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

In other news, I just quit my programming job to devote myself full-time to working on Ogg Frog, both the software and the website, as well as to my piano studies. It's back to eating bugs for Rippit! In the long run, I aim to earn my keep through advertising published on the website, such as Google AdSense text ads as well as Amazon Associate affiliate ads for Ogg-compatible portable music players.

I am thus putting Richard Stallman's claim to the test, that one can earn money through writing Free Software.

Here's hoping I don't run out of bugs before the ad revenue kicks in.

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