Re: [Consortium] Hardware loan policy

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To: <consortium@...>, Richard Bown <richard.bown@...>
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 3:42 pm

> But coordinating between counties and projects is a lot of work for

I meant one named person per piece of hardware, rather than one person
for all hardware - the latter approach could cause problems if a
third party did not return the hardware.

> I don't think you'll get much joy trying to impose a structure on

Sure - I meant that people would volunteer to be responsible for a
particular device, not some kind of centralised allocation system.
I'd guess that some devices would suit certain developers' skills and
interests more than others - there's not much point sending a
controller keyboard to a developer who isn't working on MIDI stuff,
for example.

> I

Quite - but potentially these could be expensive pieces of hardware
loaned to developers releasing 'free as in beer' software. They may
also be pre-production models unavailable in the shops, or equipment
bartered for software support.

> or just approach the vendor directly for loan

I think that would be unlikely to succeed if lots of different
developers were making competing claims for the same kit.

> It'd be nice if LinuxAudio.org helped with this process

I did mean the hardware that the consortium was offered as a group,
not to interfere with relationships that individual members have (or
would like to have) with manufacturers.

Cheers

Daniel

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