When you release your music, do you credit Linux?

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When you release your music, do you credit Linux?

Yes, I want the world to know my music was made on Linux.
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Yes, I give a nod to Linux and also the plugins/DAWs/projects I used that are FLOSS and/or Linux-friendly.
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No, the music is the thing, it shouldn't matter how it was made.
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Something else...
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10%
 
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Re: When you release your music, do you credit Linux?

Postby nickture » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:35 pm

When I finally do release the project I've been working on, I think I will credit Linux. I don't know if I would list each and every program used, but I would definitely say something along the lines of "recorded, mixed, (etc) with free and open-source software (insert Linux distro)". I think it's great to mention that, as it brings more attention to the Linux audio production scene. Which is a good thing ;)

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Postby 42low » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:12 am

Another question that rises with me on this one.
Are you then going to name all used free sample credits too? They would earn mentioning too.
That could quickly give an end titling longer than a movie has. :?

Not that i'm against, but where's the respectable end of it? What about the computer supplier which without you couldn't make your song? Energy suplier? DIY shop where you got your accoustic studio material? ... all "thanks too..."
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Re: When you release your music, do you credit Linux?

Postby folderol » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:23 pm

"Acknowledegments and thanks to all who have assisted me in any way (even if they didn't know it)." - simples :lol:

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Re: When you release your music, do you credit Linux?

Postby 42low » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:37 am

:D :D :D That's a good one.

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Re: When you release your music, do you credit Linux?

Postby Markus » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:06 pm

On the hardware/software side I always make mention of stuff I got for free, I'm proud of using or I promised to do so. I don't feel the need to mention e.g. the manufacturer of my graphics hardware - I paid for it and I'm not overly proud of it (could be any other graphics board, too). Linux, Ardour and what else was something I got for free which I'm very grateful about, so credits is the least thing I can give back. Same for outstanding sample libraries - did I pay for? GTFO. If not and it's some essential stuff I'm very happy to use then why not give some credit. This means that I might mention stuff I even paid for but I am some kind of proud to use, e.g. if I would use the MOD Duo I would definitely mention it. For me there's no need to throw around already well known brands but the small, underrated ones would get some credit. If there was some musician involved I definitely give some credit, even if I paid for. But I wouldn't mention the guy running the hamster wheel at the electricity distributor.

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Rock on, Linux/FOSS

Postby protozone » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:06 pm

i remember back in the day, commercial CD music bands would list a ton of their gear within the CD liner jacket notes.
I think it's a good idea to credit Linux and the plugin makers.

I'm going to start doing this more and more.
I just recently started crediting Linux on my music webpages.
Eventually I will try and list all plugins used per tune.
All of them except for one, "Vember Surge" are freeware, so that's pretty cool.


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