> > I'm also working with Ron Parker to compile a promotional CD
Actually it's been the decision making rather than the finding which
has been the more difficult part. I was easily able to collect the
tracks from various websites, but I guess there's around 15 hours of
music there. In the end I settled for a simple formula of one track
per artist, usually their shortest one available so that we can get a
lot of different styles on the CD.
> > On the hardware manufacturers liaison side, I've been talking
AMD has discussed the issue of hardware sponsorship - I think we
should make a concrete proposal for that, and the AGNULA project
would be a good candidate.
But they are also interested in helping with technical liaison on
native x86_64 ports of music and audio software. AMD's Digital Media
& Entertainment division works with several film and music studios in
the US, and I'd guess that at least some of those film studios are
using Linux already, for graphics work.