Marek Peteraj writes:
> First i'd like to say, that i'm not going to subscribe to the
This is not the case.
In any case, we encourage discussion on all issues, even on the nature
of the "association" which is being formed (see the mail from Fred
If you don't want to subscribe, so be it. But don't come back later
accusing anyone of keeping discussions "closed". And don't whine if I
forget to put you in Cc:.
>> > So, with these sorts of issues in mind, would it be possible to
What's *exactly* the difference from a Consortium?
Do you think that natural persons don't have their own agenda? Or
they don't work for companies? Or they couldn't be a part of the
consortium as natural persons but put their company's agenda forward?
>> It is the case that we've already announced linuxaudio.org as a
Yes, in the widest possible sense of "creating" (which is not only
writing code, although this is of course a very important part).
And of course, focusing on a press release *title* is quite an
interesting way to discuss the goals and workings of any organization.
Do you usually reply to e-mails on the basis of the Subject: line ?
> Who will be given credit if the linux audio apps become widely used?
I suppose that intelligent people will give credit to the
applications' authors, to documentation writers', to events'
organizers, etc, etc.
> The problem is that projects aren't organisations from a legal point
Not all of them.
> Combining them with companies doesn't make much sense. A foundation
Which additional protection, *exactly*?
> Problems such as those Fred pointed out could be easily avoided.
Please show how.
> The problem with the domain is - the term 'linuxaudio' has become a
Sort of, exactly.
> It represents the linux audio developers, the linux audio users,
> I hoped it to be a home for LAD, LAU and LAA, and to offer more -
As I already told you, I'm more than willing to propose, as soon as
the voting rules are established, that specific subdomains of
linuxaudio.org be devoted to such services.
I personally won't have the time to work on the actual services. I'm
confident that willing people will do that. Are you volunteering?
> Unfortunately this isn't happening. It puts a consortium of
Of the 18 members currently listed on:
- 10 Libre Software projects (AGNULA, ALSA, Ardour, Audacity,
dyne:bolic, GStreamer, Jack, Jamin, Plugin.org.uk, Rosegarden)
- 2 companies which are directly involved with Libre audio
applications (Fervent Software, Linux Audio Systems)
- 2 companies (Mandrake Soft, 4Front Technologies) which might not be
*so* directly involved, but have contributed to Libre Software in
- 4 companies (Boost Hardware, Core Sound, Lionstracs, Mirror Image
Studios) which have showed interest in Libre Software and are
providing customers with GNU/Linux based audio systems;
I honestly can't see how the companies are put into the spotlight
(supposing this is wrong "per se", something I don't believe).
> I was surprised to see how many of lad subscribers and you guys
You underestimated it in the first place, given the fact that
linuxaudio.org has been free for a long time.
> Just an example - 2 job offerings were posted on LAD during this
Again: I'm more than willing to propose the other consortium's members
to provide hosting space for such services. Are you volunteering to