Commit dc32b4ec authored by Clint Adams's avatar Clint Adams

merge nixtape/help/ that someone added to stable but not trunk

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<h1>Libre.fm help</h1><p>We accept all artists releasing work under a <a href='http://freedomdefined.org/Licenses#List_of_licenses'>free cultural license</a> to submit their work to the <a href='http://www.archive.org/'>Internet Archive</a> or <a href='http://jamendo.org'>Jamendo</a>, and then contact us directly, <a href='artist@libre.fm'>artist@libre.fm</a></p>
<h1>Libre.fm help</h1><p>Well, you can file a bug at <a href='http://bugs.libre.fm'>bugs.libre.fm</a>, or you can <a href='http://lists.autonomo.us/mailman/listinfo/libre-fm'>join our mailing list</a> and get involved as a developer.</p>
<h1>Libre.fm help</h1><p>Absolutely. Our software is all released under the GNU Affero General Public License 3.0. Check out a stable version of our software with Bazaar, using the command <pre>bzr branch http://bzr.savannah.nongnu.org/r/librefm/stable</pre>.</p>
<h1>Libre.fm help</h1>
<p>This is beginning of some helpful information for Libre.fm. If
you'd like to contribute to the documentation to Libre.fm, please
consider joining the documentation mailing list.</p>
<h2>Help topics</h2>
<ul>
<li><a href="what.html">What is Libre.fm?</a></li>
<li><a href="who.html">Who is behind Libre.fm?</a></li>
<li><a href="support.html">Who do I contact for support?</a></li>
<li><a href="artist.html">I'm an artist, can I put my music on Libre.fm?</a></li>
<li><a href="gnufm.html">Can I run my own version of this software?</a></li>
<li><a href="developer.html">I don't like feature X! How do I make you change it?</a></li>
<li><a href="http://bugs.libre.fm/wiki/Client_Support">Player support</a></li>
<li><a href="migrating.html">Migrating from Last.fm</a></li>
<li><a href="http://bugs.libre.fm/wiki/Using_lastscrape">Importing your Last.fm listening data</a></li>
</ul>
<hr />
<h1>Migrating from Last.fm</h1>
<p>The most important parts of the migration are:</p>
<ol>
<li><a href="http://bugs.libre.fm/wiki/Client_Support">Make sure your player works</a>, and if it doesn't download one that does.</li>
<li><a href="http://bugs.libre.fm/wiki/Using_turtle">Make an account and point your computer at Libre.fm instead of Last.fm (if required by your player)</li>
<li><a href="http://bugs.libre.fm/wiki/Using_lastscrape">Import your listening history</a> directly, or <a href="/help/support.html">file a support ticket</a> and ask us to do it for you.</li>
</ol>
<h1>Libre.fm help</h1><p>Please contact <a href='support@libre.fm'>support@libre.fm</a> for any support questions, or if you're an artist, <a href='artist@libre.fm'>artist@libre.fm</a></p>
<h1>What is Libre.fm?</h1>
<p>Libre.fm is a website that allows you to share your listening
habits and discover new music.</p>
<h2>Share your listening habits</h2>
<p>To get started with Libre.fm, you install a small piece of software
on your computer, which sends the title, artist and album of every
song you listen to, to the Libre.fm website. We log this information
against your unique profile page, where yourself and other users of
the site can see which bands you listen to, and which songs you
like. This is known to many people as <em>scrobbling</em>.</p>
<p><strong>Many players already contain this software, but if you use
Windows or Mac OS X you may have to download something to get
started.</strong></p>
<p>You may already have a piece of software that can do this for you,
but it may be for <strong>Last.fm</strong>, a site similar to
Libre.fm, but run by CBS. It is usually possible with these programs
to simply tell your computer to send things to our website, instead of
Last.fm. We have full instructions on how to do this, to help you get
started as quickly as possible.</p>
<h2>Discover new music</h2>
<p>At Libre.fm, we're constantly on the search for new artists
releasing libre music. Libre music is music which allows you as a fan
of the artist to download the music, share it and even incorporate it
into your own videos, mix CDs and other creative works, legally. The
artists who make these songs <strong>want</strong> you to do this with
their work, and license it to the general public under a mechanism we
call <strong>copyleft</strong>. Copyleft is very similar to copyright,
but instead of the usual list of things you're not allowed to do,
copyleft musicians flip things around, and let you do a wide range of
exciting and interesting things with their music. If you enjoy their
music, please consider helping the artist by buying downloads, CDs and
merchandise from their website, or going to see them live. For many
musicians, money made from gigs is a significant portion of their
income.</p>
<h1>Who runs Libre.fm?</h1>
<p>Libre.fm is run by FooCorp, headed up by Matt Lee. There are many
programmers of the Libre.fm website too, including Clint Adams,
Michael Sheldon, Jorgen Bohnsdalen, Toby Inkster, Daniel Watkins, Tony
Biondo, Carlos Perilla, John Sullivan, Evan Hanson, Nicolas Reynolds,
Corey Farwell, Bernd Gruber, Marius Orcsik, David Mignot, Jarkko
Piiroinen, Mikael Nordfeldth, Nikola Plejic, Rob Myers and Ward
Vandewege.</p>
<p>The programmers work with FooCorp to produce the software that
powers the site. This software is free software, or software libre
&mdash; implying that the software is free in the sense of freedom,
not price. This allows you to set up and run your own website, rather
than use Libre.fm if you'd prefer. One reason you might want to do
this, is for your own privacy.</p>
<p>If you have any questions for Matt Lee, you can send them to him
directly, at <a href="mailto:mattl@libre.fm">mattl@libre.fm</a>,
alternatively, you can write to us for support and feedback
at <a href="mailto:support@libre.fm">support@libre.fm</a>.</p>
<p>If you think you've found a bug in our website software, you can
send an email directly to the programmers, who will look into the
problem and try and fix it. Their address
is <a href="mailto:bugs@libre.fm">bugs@libre.fm</a>.</p>
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