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Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 11:09 pm

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I did not take quotes from the following link because the whole thing deserves
a (re)read
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-studio-users/2009-April/004507....

This bummed be out so I had to quote this:

The note was a plea for help so I would like to see what we can do.

There are so many things to discuss and so many possible directions to go in…
Just thinking about it can be overwhelming…

Free (not free beer, but “freedom”) is wonderful, but it ironically can be
more paralyzing than “confinement”, so let me start with a simple and self
limiting proposal:

I tried to write this list a few times, and every time it got too long and
complicated. At the risk of being flamed here is my “simple” list:

- Manual install (like arch Linux) is fine and probably preferred. (manual is
fine, but complete default instructions would be needed)
- specific hardware (i.e. motherboard, video card and audio interface) is fine
- most/all of the “popular” audio apps with a kernel that combined to create a
system that was extremely stable and had reasonable latency (less than 10ms?
Or maybe less than 7ms? What ever can be done with reasonable and reliable
settings?)
- I would donate at least $100 per year (If a thousand people joined me that
would be $100K… Could one person full time, or several people part-time sign
up for that?
- I would donate a few years in advance… say three years… (If this would help
someone/some-few decide to do this)
- I would also help out. This assumes the individual or small core team would
dedicate sufficient time to partition the tasks in a way that would facilitate
widespread involvement.

Questions:

Ignoring resources (money, people, etc) is it reasonable to build and maintain
such a distribution?

Is $100k per year enough? If not how much is needed?

Are 1000 users at $100 reasonable to expect? How about 2000 at $50? Or 500 at
$200 (I would consider donating $200/year) Strike that… If this existed today
I would donate $200.

I know that the conventional wisdom is that Linux audio is not for “new Linux
users” but I think that is the root of the “chicken/egg” problem that we have
here. A predictable, stable, reliable audio distribution may generate the
support that the particular distribution (and Linux audio in general) needs to
get to the next level.

Can we “prime this pump” with a conservative but very useful distribution?

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[LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., jrogers, (Wed Jun 3, 11:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Mark Knecht, (Mon Jun 15, 9:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Atte Andre Jensen, (Tue Jun 16, 7:13 am)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Mark Knecht, (Wed Jun 17, 5:58 pm)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Brent Busby, (Wed Jun 24, 6:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Joel Roth, (Thu Jun 18, 6:08 am)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Ray Rashif, (Thu Jun 18, 8:10 am)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., allan, (Thu Jun 18, 1:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Ray Rashif, (Thu Jun 18, 9:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Atte Andre Jensen, (Thu Jun 18, 10:45 am)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Atte Andre Jensen, (Wed Jun 17, 7:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Marc-Olivier Barre, (Wed Jun 17, 7:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Atte Andre Jensen, (Wed Jun 17, 11:06 pm)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Mark Knecht, (Wed Jun 17, 11:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Atte Andre Jensen, (Thu Jun 18, 5:23 am)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., alex stone, (Wed Jun 17, 6:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Mark Knecht, (Wed Jun 17, 6:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., alex stone, (Wed Jun 17, 6:19 pm)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., nescivi, (Sat Jun 20, 6:17 am)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Mark Knecht, (Wed Jun 17, 6:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Jostein Chr. Andersen, (Thu Jun 4, 6:38 am)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Ray Rashif, (Thu Jun 4, 9:39 am)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Patrick Shirkey, (Thu Jun 4, 9:57 am)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Ray Rashif, (Thu Jun 4, 10:23 am)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Dave Phillips, (Thu Jun 4, 11:27 am)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Roger, (Fri Jun 5, 12:41 am)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Patrick Shirkey, (Fri Jun 5, 2:14 am)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Raffaele Morelli, (Thu Jun 4, 11:55 am)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Dave Phillips, (Thu Jun 4, 12:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Raffaele Morelli, (Thu Jun 4, 12:32 pm)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Florian Faber, (Thu Jun 4, 10:03 am)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Grammostola Rosea, (Thu Jun 4, 9:23 am)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Patrick Shirkey, (Thu Jun 4, 9:50 am)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Jean-Baptiste Mestelan, (Mon Jul 6, 3:54 pm)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Mark Knecht, (Mon Jul 6, 5:08 pm)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Scott, (Thu Jun 4, 4:39 am)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Ronald Stewart, (Thu Jun 4, 4:41 am)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Patrick Shirkey, (Thu Jun 4, 4:32 am)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Erik de Castro Lopo, (Thu Jun 4, 2:22 am)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., carmen, (Thu Jun 4, 2:57 am)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Mark Knecht, (Thu Jun 4, 3:26 am)
Re: [LAU] Audio Distribution Proposal..., Thomas Fisher, (Thu Jun 4, 12:26 am)