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AzuraCast is the free and open-source software suite that makes web radio simple!

Learn more and get started today at azuracast.com/. Contribute at github.com/AzuraCast/AzuraCast.

Join us in our Discord (azuracast.com/discord) or Slack (azuracast.com/slack) groups, too!

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AzuraCast is a free and open-source self-hosted web radio station in a box! Our helpful installer tools and powerful web interface let you manage every aspect of your station directly from your browser. Learn more at azuracast.com/ or our GitHub github.com/azuracast/azuracast

If you're curious where the music on our demo installation (demo.azuracast.com/) comes from, it's from our friends over at @Wolf_Beats Media, a label with a highly permissive music license that promotes sharing and remixing. Learn more about them at wolfbeatsmedia.com/.

Under the hood, all media is now associated with a storage location, so if more than one station shares the same storage location, the media will only need to be processed once, significantly improving performance for installations with shared libraries.

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Our latest rolling release update introduces Storage Locations, meaning you can now store station media, broadcast recordings and backups either locally or on an S3-compatible remote storage location (like Amazon S3, Wasabi, or DigitalOcean Spaces).

We've switched from just using GitHub releases to track changes to keeping a rolling changelog file, so you can also see what's in the latest rolling release version before it is published as a stable version.

We got a lot done in October! Check it out: github.com/AzuraCast/AzuraCast

If you're interested in working with us to complete one of our goals, or you just have questions in general about our software, you're always welcome to join us in our Discord community: azuracast.com/discord

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We had planned on an "office hours" event this afternoon in support of our participation, but our event application at MLH (the only approved venue for Hacktoberfest events) was never approved, so regretfully we have no official event to promote at this point.

I am verifying my ownership of AzuraCast on Gitcoin Grants at gitcoin.co/grants/1471/azuraca. 🥂⚡🎆🎁🎈🎁

As a reminder, we're participating in this year and we've already made some awesome improvements this month thanks to our community. We'll have more on that, including a planned meetup time, in the next few days!

We've posted an update on our relicensing discussion from before and a clarification about third-party hosts/"resellers". If you're interested in either subject, check it out here: github.com/AzuraCast/AzuraCast

In response to concerns about spam appearing in popular repositories, Hacktoberfest has switched to an opt-in mechanism for projects: hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com

AzuraCast's main repository has updated its topics and any accepted PRs will count toward Hacktoberfest goals!

Your submission doesn't have to be related to the issues we mention, but they're meant to give you an idea of the scope and scale of what we're looking for.

We'll be hosting a Q&A event later in the month as well; look forward to more details on that shortly.

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October is upon us, and that means @hacktoberfest is getting started!

We have some really cool ideas for improvements we can make this month, and we need your help!

Here are some enhancements we tagged as being great Hacktoberfest projects: github.com/AzuraCast/AzuraCast

We here at the AzuraCast web radio suite want to say "Thank You" again to @digitalocean, whose support of open-source makes all of our update, demo and testing services possible.

Create your own AzuraCast-powered DigitalOcean droplet with one click: marketplace.digitalocean.com/a

This year, AzuraCast is participating in @hacktoberfest, a month-long celebration of open-source collaboration and community.

Help us brainstorm for projects that would be well-suited for Hacktoberfest here:
github.com/AzuraCast/AzuraCast

We've received many requests for a new way for our station operators to communicate with each other that falls between the purely-technical GitHub Issues and the live discussion format of our Discord and Slack, so we've made a new Subreddit!

reddit.com/r/Azuracast/

This week, AzuraCast hit 1000 STARS on GitHub!!

Thank you so much to all of our supporters. We continue to work hard every day to improve AzuraCast for our users and to provide a powerful open-source option for web radio management.

AzuraCast is planning to relicense future releases. By default, the software would be licensed under the GNU Affero GPL (AGPL) 3.0, with a commercial option for users who don't want to make their modifications open-source.

Learn more and discuss here:
github.com/AzuraCast/AzuraCast

We are disappointed to no longer be working with @GitKraken to manage our project's Git repos. We were informed today that our previous agreement, which required that we promote their software for a Pro license key, had expired with zero days' notice, severely affecting our work.

AzuraCast is committed to the principles of Ethical Open Source. We serve the greater good, eagerly accept community contributions, and put accessibility and privacy as first-class priorities.

Learn more about Ethical Open Source principles here: ethicalsource.dev/definition/

AzuraCast Appreciates Broadcasters of every race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

We stand in solidarity with those who are victimized by systems of oppression. May our software provide you a platform to speak out against injustice.

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