Elements of the LAAK Stack
The programs within the suite.
Debian Linux will provide a solid base for building a reliable and cost effective infrastructure. It’s stability and low maintainance requirements assure that downtime will be minimized. More time can be spent on education and content creation as opposed to firefighting system instabilities. If it’s strong enough to run just under 70% of the internet,then it should be strong enough to function as a jukebox.
With a rich featuer set and easy to use interface, the free audio software Audacity will enable campers to bend and create sounds for use in every aspect of the station. Anything is possible when one can mix, cut. splice, edit, remix and otherwise mashup recordings. Additionally, the cross-platform nature of audacity means that anyone can brush up on their skills in any environment.
After recieving rave reviews from all over the world, amaroK has become the king pin of audio players. amarok has the ability to allow campers to create custom playlists for broadcasting shows both live and later on. Integrated CD burning means that every camper will have the ability to create his or her own show and take home a copy on disc. amaroK is also the perfect tool for managing music databases of all types and sizes. The amaroK developers have expressed significant interest as this will be one of two confirmed uses of amaroK in a production environment and it is the only confirmed use of it in the context of education.
One of the most innovative graphical desktops for Linux, the K Desktop Environment will tie it all together. Providing seamless application integration and unparalled usability will be crucial as participants in the radio program learn to use the new tools. KDE will allow anyone to just “pick up and go” with the system because it is so easy to configure for any task or user base.
- Collective Intelligence Quanitifed for Computer-Mediated Group Problem Solving
- The Convergence of the Digital-Libraries and the Peer-Review Process
- Deployment in dynamic environments
- Leveraging Software, Advocating Ideology: Free Software and Open Source
- Inter-Package Dependency Networks in Open-Source Software
- Open source software and peer review