Open source mp3 software Songbird is hoping to displace Apple’s widely successful iTunes from its lofty perch above the MP3 software pyramid. Here’s some excerpts from the news article:
Start-up company Pioneers of the Inevitable released an early test version of their open-source Songbird music software on Wednesday, with which they ultimately hope to undermine the dominance of Apple’s iTunes.
The small company is hoping to create “the Firefox of MP3″, a reference to the open-source Web browser that has eaten into Microsoft’s Internet Explorer market share.
Songbird is indeed built on some of the same open-source technologies as the Firefox Web browser, and hopes to tap into the community of independent developers that has helped add features to Firefox.
Here is the original article.