For those who don’t know, the Lucid UDS has begun today.
One of the most interesting yet controversial meetings is this: the Ubuntu One Music Store. What it will be is currently left to the imagination since no specification has apparently have been drafted yet. Selling music online has always been a controversial topic, and that adds interest in such a feature.
Also interesting, assuming the meeting’s name is meaningful and correct, the association between the Music Store and Ubuntu One, rather than with the Ubuntu Software Center.
Currently I don’t know any detail about this new project, the most obvious question is which kinds of commercial agreements will Canonical arrange with the music labels. Because the success of projects like are heavily dependent on the availability of a vast catalog of music as well as on a good price.
2 other obvious questions are:
- Ubuntu doesn’t ship by default Mp3 codecs. Will this change or will the music be sold in a open format ?
- What about, *cough*, DRM ?
The meeting is on Wednesday, if you happen to follow it either live or remotely, be sure drop me a note to tell me more !
Update: rephrased a misleading sentence depicting the Uds meeting itself as controversial
Update 2: I addressed most of the comments in this post. Take a look !