Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] GNUnet integration

> Yes, sure that GNUnet could be used to download protected files,
> including music under copyright. I know that much downoads are illegals.
> But I think the only thing RhythmBox lacks from iTunes will be this :
> music download. Free music can also be shared without problem. GNUnet is
> a part of the GNU project, so I think GNOME can be "serious and
> credible" even if it works with GNUnet. ;-) KaZaA was made by a real
> enterprise, and they weren't condamned, eMule is done by free community,
> and at the moment they don't experience problems. Furthermore, a simple
> menu command allowing to share a specific album or song, or search for
> music into GNUnet wouldn't be a real integration. An option could even
> disable GNUnet from be shown in RB... No ?

I don't think you can really compare Rhythmbox to iTunes in this area.
iTunes doesn't let you download music for free, and it doesn't act
like a P2P app. My opinion is that this would be asking for trouble.

If the devs WANTED to add music store funtionality to RB, the only
site I know of that even comes close is Sure, they don't
have a lot of big, mainstream labels on board yet, but they have
high-quality, DRM-free, and 100% LEGAL music. They also have a
download client for Linux to aid in getting whole albums and rename
the files to your own preferences. Even with all those things going
for it, I still don't think it's practical to try and integrate a
"storefront" into RB. It's only a web browser away anyway. :-)

Now, if you could get (or similar compatible service) to
sponsor RB in some way, that might be a different story. :-)


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