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<title>Projects - AGNULA: A GNU/Linux Audio distribution - bringing freedom into multimedia</title>
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<h1>Freedom in Multimedia</h1>
<p>Multimedia in general and audio in particular were areas dominated almost
exclusively by proprietary software. Within the "A GNU/Linux Audio
distribution" (AGNULA) project, a group of European universities, companies and
organisations — among them the <a href="/index.html">Free Software Foundation Europe</a>
(FSFE) — set out to change this in 2001.</p>
<p>Version 1.0 of AGNULA was finally released in early 2004.</p>
<h2>Using AGNULA</h2>
<h3>If you are a user</h3>
<p>Anyone is welcome, even encouraged to use and participate in AGNULA. The
best starting point is <a href="">the AGNULA project and
community web site</a>.</p>
<h3>If you are a vendor</h3>
<p>Anyone is welcome to provide distributions, products or services based upon
and under the designation AGNULA, provided you comply with the rules of the <a
href="license.html">AGNULA trademark license</a>.</p>
<p>This section contains some of the background and historical information
about AGNULA.</p>
<h3>Information Society Technologies</h3>
<img src="ist_logo.png" class="right" alt="IST, International Society
Technologies" />
<p>AGNULA managed to be accepted as European Commission project IST-2001-34879
and was funded from April 1st, 2002 until March 31st, 2004. The project was
coordinated by Nicola Bernardini from Centro Tempo Reale, Florence, Italy.</p>
<p>The project was finished to the full satisfaction of the European Commission
and you can <a
read the final article about AGNULA on the IST results page</a> of the European
<h3>FSFE Contributions</h3>
<p>One seminal role of the FSFE inside the AGNULA EU project was to take care
of the legal issues, decide upon acceptable licensing policies and care about
legal maintainability. Other tasks were making sure that Free Software
community interests are heard, helping that information is provided in the best
possible way and work on the dissemination of the final results:</p>
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<li>Deliverable 1.3.1: <em>Free Software Copyright and Licensing
Recommendations</em><br /> Available as <a
href="/activities/agnula/deliverable-1.3.1.html">HTML</a> and <a
href="/activities/agnula/1.3.1-Licensing-Copyright.pdf">PDF (57k)</a></li>
<li><a href="/activities/ftf/">Fiduciary Licence Agreement (FLA)</a><br /> The
implementation of the policy described in deliverable 1.3.1</li>
<li><a href="/activities/agnula/java.html">Python GUI for jMax</a><br /> A
description of the problems with the Java based GUI of jMax and call for
<h2>More Information</h2>
<p>For more information and to join the AGNULA community, please visit
<a href="">the AGNULA project home page</a>.</p>
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