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I did not take quotes from the following link because the whole thing deserves
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
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
- 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
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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