> I would never advise open-source
I think that's up to the developer to decide. The situation at the
moment is that many libre audio software developers don't even have
access to good quality or up to date hardware.
I think donors are looking for some responsibility from the community,
which seems fair enough to me.
> If you
I think we need to move beyond pure personal interest - to me, Linux
audio isn't a hobby.
> If you're not a developer capable
With the consequence that hardware support is still patchy.
> That means there's no need to talk about responsibility. It just
I think we have very different ideas about how the community works.
Many developers do take their responsibilities very seriously,
including device driver maintainers.
> We should be advising people to buy hw which is already supported.
So what happens when the cards we now recommend go out of production?
What about Firewire devices?
> Regarding the 'Linux Audio' conference announcement on
You're trolling again. There is no announcement, just a link to a
press release which I submitted to linuxpr.com on behalf of Frank and
Matthias, with their agreement. I hope you've also been helping with
publicity for the event.
> To quote you from
It is de facto the most significant Linux audio conference, but it
still doesn't have the ability to decide what individual community
members must do. Compare this to a political party conference, or
that of a professional body, where votes are held to decide on
policy. If you want to be a doctor for example, in most countries you
have to join the doctors' organisation and follow the rules that it
decides on - otherwise you won't be allowed, by law, to perform
> But it sounds more like it's now a linuxaudio.org
I don't think so - there's no mention of linuxaudio.org in the press
release, other than in the submitter line. Perhaps you should suggest
that they change the name next year to the International Linux Audio
(Developers Only, No Users) Conference.