Joern Nettingsmeier writes:
> or just provide a sort of standardized link list, so that all other
Yep - I personally prefer the implementation I described, but
conceptually Joern's version is practically the same.
>>>Maybe a linux audio user webring is a thing?
I fail to understand how the distinction could be made. As long as
the produced software is Libre Software, the produced documentation is
licensed under either the GNU FDL (for technical documentation) or
under a Creative Commons license (Attribution, Attribution/ShareAlike
are my proposed choices) the distinction between "commercial" and "non
commercial" becomes, IMHO, unuseful and *could* become unflexible.
If the lead developer of a supposedly non commercial Libre Software
project is hired for consulting on that particular piece of software
s/he's been working on, does that turn the project into a commercial
one? That's just a little example of situations that can and will
arise while Libre Software becomes more popular in the audio domain.
On the other hand, focusing on Libre Software (while not problem-free,
of course) has a clearer characterization. After all, there is a
reason why Libre Software licenses explicitly allow for commercial
> linuxaudio.org could sit in between (this might even be reflected in
We could mark "Libre" web sites with a clear icon or a tangible sign,
so that people know what is Libre and what is not.
If the distinction I'm proposing is fine with you, we should of course
(and with "we" I mean a probably larger audience than this list,
although pinpointing the most problematic point right now can help
focusing the larger discussion later on) discuss on what can be
considered "Libre" or not. Did you order your supply? :)
>> Any takers for the logo ?
That would make sense to me.
> anyway, it's not up to me to decide. frank neumann has the copyright
> i would like to see all parts of the community (LAD, linuxaudio.org,
That's not so easy, I fear. It can be made doable providing a very
clear set of rules to abide to (and discussing them, of course).
Just to be clear, in this moment it's more of a proposal I will do to
other consortium's members. I'm not the owner of the linuxaudio.org
domain - the owner is Daniel James at the moment, although I suppose
it will be passed on to the Consortium as soon as the latter is
Said that, as I already wrote, I will propose this subdomain project
to the Consortium and vote for it.
> in my personal view, something like the following would be perfect:
I'm not sure I understood what do you mean for "relating to more than
As for the common looks, it would be nice, but I'm not sure this can
easily happen without major manpower (and some nice diplomatic
> don't get me wrong, i'm not intending to force anybody in, or
> i'm prepared to move the lad page over to linuxaudio.org if people
I'd personally love it - but I'd like first to see the Consortium
legal status, wrt its nature and its statute, to be clearly defined
first. This is to avoid any incomprehension (i.e. any humanly
avoidable and understandable uncomprehension, we neither can nor
should worry about the rest).