"For more than a decade, a coalition of homegrown radio
broadcasters have battled the federal government for the right to
run very low powered radio stations in their neighborhoods. Earlier
this year, these pirate radio stations claimed victory, when the
FCC voted to create a group of noncommercial low power FM radio
stations to serve local communities and underrepresented
"As the ability to send sound and video images over computer
networks becomes a reality, something similar is happening on the
Web. Inspired by a belief that people shouldn't have to pay for
expensive software to be able to broadcast online, a group of
developers is offering open source software as an alternative to
the commercially available streaming media servers."
"The open source streaming audio movement began in earnest three
years ago when Scott Manley, an astronomer in Northern Ireland and
self described computer hacker, experimented with MP3 encoding
software so that he could broadcast in real time to create one of
the earliest live MP3 streams on the Web. It was a relatively
primitive approach to broadcasting online "I didn't really do
anything special ... sitting in my office, talking and maybe
playing a bit of music," Manley recalled."
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