I have received today an mail, from an new open source beginning – but first time I haven’t believed that. But it’s working, and that shows again the power of open source. It’s an new online radio that tries to serve open source community, with open source music, and spread the freedom through it’s channels. Currently they are running the very first open tests (overdrive, effects, communication, mixing and so on), and mostly chaining up different channels, and their own mixes, and talks. Their music style is “ It’s a youthful, merry and energetic community radio built on Fedora foundations, representing Győr’s rythm of life.” as the their website describes at http://basefm.hu .
But there is some interesting feature they trying out in live – first they do this on Fedora, and additionally with an pimped Jack server. This is not big as it sounds, but when I have heard that the two DJ physically not sitting next to each other, made me really curious.
One of the DJ’s – Dj Smiley (Robert), controls and mixing the output, and his brother (Dj Igor – Zoltan) leads the talks, and other additional features to be an complete radio. Until Dj Smiley streams from my city Győr, his brother makes the rest from Hajdúhadház witch lies over 400 km opposite site of Hungary in air. With remotely connected servers, there is no fallen out stream, and not possible to there is no talk within the streamed music or between to the mixing if necessary. Sadly this part only possible with Skype as I have heard, but hopefully they will find the true FOSS alternative – as it’s the radio runs only free software.Of course there is not without problems, sometimes the stream has gaps, but that’s why the tests are running.
If you would like to connect yourself into the radiostream, it’s possible when you’re looking for inside in skype-contact: hungary.basefm.gyor – or just want to say hello in mail: basefmteam at base
I wish to them more listeners, and success for the upcoming year, and forward.