[Consortium] linuxaudio.org

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Date: Friday, January 23, 2004 - 11:09 pm

First i'd like to say, that i'm not going to subscribe to the consortium
mailing-list, because as i see it, by subscribing to this ml i would
silently agree to the idea of a consortium.

> > So, with these sorts of issues in mind, would it be possible to

The only alternative i see is a non-profit organization consisting of
natural persons, a legal entity.

> It is the case that we've already announced linuxaudio.org as a

This was another reason why i asked to postpone it.

Just to demonstrate how easy it is to get confused:
"[linux-audio-announce] LINUXAUDIO.ORG CONSORTIUM LAUNCHED TO CREATE PROFESSIONAL AUDIO TOOLS Daniel James (Thu Jan 15 2004 - 16:04:08 EET)"

Was a consortium really launched to *create*?

Who will be given credit if the linux audio apps become widely used? The consortium? It's members? Which members?

> However, once the management board is in place -

The problem is that projects aren't organisations from a legal point of view.
Combining them with companies doesn't make much sense.
A foundation would offer additional protection as it would
consist of developers participating in linux audio projects
which are subject to such additional protection.
Problems such as those Fred pointed out could be easily avoided.

The problem with the domain is - the term 'linuxaudio' has become a "trademark", sort of.
It represents the linux audio developers, the linux audio users, linux audio applications/projects.
I hoped it to be a home for LAD, LAU and LAA, and to offer more - community news, documentiation and tutorials, etc.

Unfortunately this isn't happening. It puts a consortium of companies in the spotlight while keeping the community aside.

I was surprised to see how many of lad subscribers and you guys underestimate the issue that LAD is not "only a" mailing list anymore.

Just an example - 2 job offerings were posted on LAD during this week. Having a job bulletin board on linuxaudio.org would come very handy
for those searching for *linux audio* related jobs. Per analogiam, *linux audio* users, developers etc would find *linux audio* related information.

Marek

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[Consortium] linuxaudio.org, Marek Peteraj, (Fri Jan 23, 11:09 pm)
[Consortium] stream relay network..., Joern Nettingsmeier, (Fri Apr 8, 2:17 am)
Re: [Consortium] Linux trademark, Daniel James, (Wed Jun 29, 7:07 pm)
[Consortium] Re: [linux-audio-user] More about consolidation..., Eric Dantan Rzewnicki, (Tue Mar 28, 9:49 pm)
[Consortium] Linuxaudio.org minor server update, Ivica Ico Bukvic, (Fri Aug 11, 9:04 pm)
[Consortium] new releases, Fons Adriaensen, (Wed Dec 19, 1:21 pm)
Re: [Consortium] new musical keyboard, Ivica Ico Bukvic, (Thu Feb 26, 7:50 pm)
Re: [Consortium] First L2Ork track now available, Ivica Ico Bukvic, (Wed Dec 9, 3:47 am)
Re: [Consortium] OpenUp your Concept, Robin Gareus, (Fri Apr 23, 8:42 pm)
Re: [Consortium] lao subdomains, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Thu Apr 26, 9:18 pm)
Re: [Consortium] OpenUp your Concept, Daniel James, (Sat Apr 24, 3:40 pm)
Re: [Consortium] csound debian packages on the way, Ken Restivo, (Wed Apr 9, 6:40 pm)
[Consortium] Re: [linux-audio-user] More about consolidation..., Eric Dantan Rzewnicki, (Wed Mar 29, 2:00 pm)
Re: [Consortium] stream relay network..., Daniel James, (Mon Apr 18, 4:38 pm)
Re: [Consortium] linuxaudio.org, Andrea Glorioso, (Fri Jan 23, 11:39 pm)
Re: [Consortium] linuxaudio.org, Joern Nettingsmeier, (Sat Jan 24, 5:32 pm)
Re: [Consortium] linuxaudio.org, Andrea Glorioso, (Sat Jan 24, 5:48 pm)
Re: [Consortium] linuxaudio.org, Steve Harris, (Sat Jan 24, 10:29 pm)
Re: [Consortium] linuxaudio.org, Andrea Glorioso, (Mon Jan 26, 4:15 pm)
Re: [Consortium] linuxaudio.org, Marek Peteraj, (Sat Jan 24, 2:57 am)
Re: [Consortium] linuxaudio.org, Andrea Glorioso, (Sat Jan 24, 4:56 pm)
Re: [Consortium] linuxaudio.org, Marek Peteraj, (Sat Jan 24, 5:19 pm)
Re: [Consortium] linuxaudio.org, Andrea Glorioso, (Sat Jan 24, 5:37 pm)
Re: [Consortium] linuxaudio.org, Marek Peteraj, (Sat Jan 24, 6:28 pm)