> linking with hardware manufacturers has been mentioned (and done?)
We've done some work in this area at the Sounds Expo trade shows,
talking to companies like RME, and also to companies who now use Linux
in their products, e.g. Korg.
>>All projects were at some point in their starting phase. That fact alone
I guess if they've got something to contribute, I don't see why not.
Trade organisations often have an 'entry bar' so they don't have to deal
with small outfits, such as a high annual fee - I don't see why
linuxaudio.org should have that, given that some people give a great
deal of their own time even though they don't have much money to spare.
> who takes decisions and how?
The formal structure is laid out in the Policy document:
Ico serves as the current Director. However most decisions seem to get
made informally, by consensus.