This is an important blog post, and everyone should read it and think about it. That includes you, who is already tempted to skip over this blog post and read Shame on you. Think of the children….

The whole ethos behind Jokosher is about making music production simple with Open Source, but part of this process is highlighting the great work of musicians who make music that is freely available, typically under the Creative Commons. We kicked this off in Jokosher 0.1 by including everyone’s favourite 80s robot imitation, J5, in our New Project dialog box. The photo of J5 was taken at GUADEC.

So, with 0.2 coming up soon, we want to put another notable musician with this open ethos into the dialog box. This is where we need your help. Let us know (reply to this blog entry, talk to us in the IRC channel, use the mailing list, shout out of a window) which musician you feel needs highlighting, and which photo we should use of them. Naturally, this photo will need to be under the same license as Jokosher (GPL v2) for inclusion, and you just let us know exactly why that person should be chosen. How have they helped the availability of free music?

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