On Mon, 20 Dec 2010, Paul Davis wrote:
> the idea is to limit the set of people "just
Possibly the text on ardour.org/download_full should be edited from "If
you are an active developer of Ardour, or a beta[sic] tester..." to
something more like Paul's stronger statement above.
...or better yet, replace it with a link to the 'getting involved' section
of the development page, then in the 'welcome' message of the ardour-dev
mailing list, mention the requirement to also join the ardour-commit list,
and in that list's welcome message, finally give the link to the svn
...maybe then you'll have fewer distractions from drive-by
construction-zone gawkers, as well as lower levels of 'buzz' and
anticipation of the pleasures to come. It's a balancing act. To what
extent are the developers motivated by the public attention of that
'buzz', balanced by the distractions of the occasional
less-than-fully-formed bug report, and the drawn-out meta-discussions such
as this one?
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
"As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our
safety and our ideals."
-President Barack Obama 20 Jan 2009
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