iTunes Goes Open Source (Sort Of)

Watch out iTunes, cause the bird is gonna getcha. SongBird is the latest piece of open-source software from some Firefox developers aimed at freeing up the music market. Songbird will play iTunes songs as well as other file formats such as WMA and OGG. Leader of the pack Rob Lord is comparing iTunes to an Internet Explorer that "only browses Microsoft.com". Ouch. Many people have expressed anger over the DRM that iTunes uses because it will only allow iTMS songs to play in iTunes or an iPod. The big question will be whether SongBird will catch on like Firefox did and start taking market share away from iTunes. Fat chance currently, but keep an eye out for the open-source bird flying high in the sky.

Open Source for iTunes Arrives [The Inquirer]