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Frank Zappa’s Influence On Linux and FOSS Development

June 3rd, 2010 06:11 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Roblimo writes “Zappa’s ‘Dinah-Moe Hummm‘ is totally about Linux, at least in spirit, while the song ‘Montana,’ with its talk of zirconium-encrusted tweezers and dental floss, ‘is obviously about Mac users.’ Not only that: In the early ’70s Zappa wrote a song called ‘Penguin in Bondage,’ an obvious foretelling of the anti-Linux lawsuits and threats from SCO, Microsoft, and other evildoers. Zappa was also a heavy user of the Synclavier, an electronic music machine that was a precursor to today’s ‘studio on a computer’ recording and sound editing software. According to an article on DevX, today Zappa would no doubt be using Linux and Ardour for most of his recording and composition.”

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