Free Radio Linux is truly one of the weirdest open source art projects I have come across.

In a nutshell, what happens is that each line of code belonging to the Linux kernel is read by a speech synthesizer. The output is encoded into an audio stream (Ogg Vorbis, plugins and libs required for WinAmp and XMMS) and then pumped out over the airwaves on AM, FM and across the internet.

"The Linux kernel contains 4,141,432 lines of code. Reading the entire kernel will take an estimated 14253.43 hours, or 593.89 days. Free Radio Linux begins transmission on February 3, 2002, the fourth anniversary of the term, Open Source."

Exciting stuff indeed.

Not recommended listening whilst under the influence of mind altering substances, could possibly create the illusion of Stephen Hawking trying to hack the source code of your soul.

Art or waste of bandwidth? You decide.

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