I’ve written about my idea of writing my own testsuite for uif2iso and using CC-BY-NC-SA music from Jamendo to do the trick, unfortunately it seems like I cannot do that:
If your project is non commercial, you can use the music without paying for a license as long as your project respects the rules of the Creative Commons (http://www.jamendo.com/en/creativecommons). It means that Gentoo has to be distributed under a Creative Commons License. If not, then you do have to buy a license, even if it is a non-commercial project.
Seems like mere aggregation becomes a problem too. Coincidently there was a poll on the Creative Commons site about the NC clause the other day, and I already expressed there my doubts about the “mere aggregation” case.
As it is, it becomes a problem for me to use the album by Countdown for my testsuite project, which actually makes me a bit sad since I really liked the album and would have liked to give the testsuite a fun character with something I liked. I guess I’ll have to find something else.
So if somebody knows where I can find some CC-BY content, I’d be glad to hear it; my idea was to use an image and an audio file, just to have two different size magnitudes. Metal would probably be more acceptable, but I guess anything at this point works. My reason for looking for those is that they can be easily used for other type of tests, for instance mp3 or OggVorbis files can be used for tag reading/writing programs for testing purposes.
On a different note, thanks a lot to the (anonymous) user who sent me The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy radio series, tonight I have something to look forward to when I’m done filing bugs!