[LAU] Fwd: Re: The pain of Firewire audio hardware

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Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 5:05 pm

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Looks like i replied to Alexandre only iso the ML :-S
My 2 cents below :

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From: "thijs van severen"
Date: 29 Nov 2011 22:22
Subject: Re: [LAU] The pain of Firewire audio hardware
To: "Alexandre Prokoudine"

in the mean time the numbers have gone up (see
http://www.ffado.org/?q=usage/bydevice) but Alexandre is right.
quite often you hear linux users blaming the 'big bad' companies
for boycotting linux.
i work for a big company and it's quite simple. if there is no market the
product will not be developed. it's a simple calculation.
if those companies would be able to make more money by dumping MS and
switching to android (or linux in general, but it looks like android is
about the only 'linux variant' that is doing things right in terms of
marketing, usability etc > boy, am i going to get my ass kicked for writing
this! ;-) they would do so. simple.
no $$, no product.

for a company like focusrite (i just pick focusrite because i own a saffire
LE, the same goes for some other companies) donating 1 device is not
costing them anything.
IMHO they are doing this for 2 reasons : first, there are a couple of
people at focurite that are linux lovers and they pull some strings to have
focusrite donate some units to the FFADO guys. Second, focusrite might be
curious to see what happens "you never know what the next big market change
might be".
But one thing is for sure : they are NOT donating a device because they see
it as a market opportunity that will increase sales.

but like i said, this is just MHO

2011/11/29 Alexandre Prokoudine

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Looks like i replied to Alexandre only iso the ML :-S
My 2 cents below :

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m: "thijs van severen" <thijsvanseveren@gmail.com>Date: 29 Nov 2011 22:22Subj=
ect: Re: [LAU] The pain of Firewire audio hardware
To: "Alexandre Prokoudine" <alexandre.prokoudine@gmail.com>in the mean t=
ime the numbers have gone up (see=A0http://www.ffado.org/?q=3Dusage/bydevice) but Alexandre is right.
quite often you hear linux users blaming the 'big bad' companies fo=
r=A0boycotting=A0linux.
i work for a big company and it's quite simple. =A0if there is no =
market the product will not be developed. =A0it's a simple calculation.=
if those companies would be able to make more money by dumping M=
S and switching to android (or linux in general, but it looks like android =
is about the only 'linux variant' that is doing things right in ter=
ms of marketing, usability etc > boy, am i going to get my ass kicked fo=
r writing this! ;-) they would do so. =A0simple.

no $$, no product.for a company like focusri=
te (i just pick focusrite because i own a saffire LE, the same goes for som=
e other companies) donating 1 device is not costing them anything. =A0

IMHO they are doing this for 2 reasons : =A0first, there are a couple =
of people at focurite that are linux lovers and they pull some strings to h=
ave focusrite donate some units to the FFADO guys. =A0Second, focusrite mig=
ht be curious to see what happens "you never know what the next big ma=
rket change might be".

But one thing is for sure : they are NOT donating a device because the=
y see it as a market opportunity that will increase sales.but like i said, this is just MHO=A0
2011/11/29 Alexandre Prokoudine <alexandre.prokoudine@gmail.com>>> On Tu=
e, Nov 29, 2011 at 8:06 ...--
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