On 04/22/2012 12:12 PM, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
just take it in stride. -- Your obligation as member of the management
board is also to meet with the others at least once a year :) [ see 2.
at http://linuxaudio.org/policy ]
>> Currently there is no flow of money in or out of linuxaudio.org - it's
We're getting a bit OT here, but it's fun to get known to each other,
google: as long as they don't mind me using Adblock, it's live and let
live. -- I turned down some job offers there for various reasons.
> Would you prefer Redhat not to advertise and promote to allow them to
RedHat is doing a fine job. But different rules apply: linuxaudio.org is
a community site, RedHat is a company. Apples and Oranges.
> How about Ubuntu? Should Mark Shuttelworth feel sorry for advertising the
My "ubuntu experience" is a rather sad story. I recommend to most PPL
not to use Ubuntu.
> Should they stop marketing and promotions?
yes, I'd very much prefer that.
> What about Ardour and Harrison or even Trinity Audio Group? Should they
There's advertisement on ardour.org ?
> What about all the trade shows where the sole purpose of such events is
You're free not to go there. They don't push it on you. If you choose to
go and expect to see self promotion and marketing; that's great! I do
enjoy visiting those events.
> And then we have DJ's, musicians and event promoters. Should they all stop
/me does not have a TV nor Radio :)
> An least we forget about all the medical, scientific and other technology
No, but I'm also yet to come across a valuable scientific or medical
contribution that directly benefited from marketing or ads.
> Do you really think it is a reasonable policy for the Linux Audio
My personal opinion aside:
I'm in favor to maintain a reasonable approach.
The freedom of the community (no user-tracking, no obligations WRT to
content posted on the site, no harassment, no discrimination, etc) takes
priority. We should _not_ be "completely anti advertising", but think
twice before adding ads or agreeing to 3rd party conditions.
We can certainly express gratitude or favor companies that support
linuxaudio.org but must be careful about maintaining independence.
It's not possible to genralize advertising campaigns, but online
marketing techniques usually come with strings attached..
Nobody complained that you put a link to _your_ site on the pages _you_
maintain on *.linuxaudio.org - but 3rd party interests - esp paid - is
> Do the other members of this community feel so strongly too? That
probably not, but there's a big lack of manpower behind linuxaudio.org
esp when it comes to bureaucracy, administration and PR. It'd be easy to
subvert the medium and the message.