Feature request: Funkwhale, federated music streaming

(Laurent) #1


Do you know FunkWhale?

It’s an Open Source project alternative to †GrooveShark, Madsonic or Ampache and others music streaming servers, with the objective to be modern, decentralized and federated!
Funkwhale is built for personal use and community use as well as for artists and podcasters.

The status in not yet in stable version (1 year old project), and there is no how-to for CentOS install. All the work is to be done. Here is the documentation and here is the code.

What do you think to make this good project available on Nethserver?

(Rob Bosch) #2

I do support distributed/federated opensource solutions. However, I can’t find any statement about how to deal with copyrighted material.
The only statement I can find is about distributing mainly copyleft music:

Building a federation of servers to host and distribute audio content (especially copyleft content) that is well adapted to the needs of creators

My fear is that this platform will be abused as a distributed napster-like reincarnation.

(Laurent) #3

Yes, I understand that point of view, but I don’t look the same way.
In my case, I am looking for a modern solution to host MY music. I don’t like the UI of Ampache or Madsonic. I found in funkwhale a good solution, with a good UI on the webserver and it can be used with app on smartphones.
You don’t have to open Funkwhale to the federation, so you can just use it for yourself, your family and it’s right 2 or 3 friends (like other solutions!)…
And if you are an artist, or music producer then you can manage your content independently.

Wouldn’t Funkwhale be to music what Peertube is to video?

(Rob Bosch) #4

I think so yes. again, the idea behind it is very plausible. The risk of getting abused for piracy too.
The question is, should we, as integration platform be concerned about the possibility of abuse? Do we have a responsibility in this?
This is quite a fundamental discussion and probably needs specific attention from the whole community.