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Linux kernel on the radio

Linux kernel on the radio

The online radio station 'Free Radio Linux' has a complete Linux kernel read out on the radio in an automated process. The duration of the campaign is estimated to be around 594 days or 14,253 hours, which equates to a little over one and a half years.

A method developed by the Australian operator Radioqualia is used, which converts each of the 4,141,432 lines of code into language. The whole thing will then be broadcast in the free Ogg Vorbis audio format, but normal radio stations around the world also want to broadcast a few sections of this campaign. The campaign began on February 3, 2002, in the sense of the fourth birthday of the term 'Open Source', according to the organizer. Interested listeners can go to radioqualia.va.com.au/freeradiolinux and click on the './listen' button to see how far the action has progressed.