On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 1:51 AM, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
>> Since you are in marketing, you should very well know that a landing
Let me put it this way. I'm a musician who was drawn by some magic
force to your landing page. I've looked at your pretty pictures or
maybe listened to some music samples. What's my next step? Judging by
what you said the next step for me would be to visit my Facebook page
to see if
any friends uploaded new cat pictures :)
>> Publishing awesome inspiring content is what I'd do. In fact it's what
And where are we exactly? Lemme see. We get this kind of discussions
every third month or so. Is that a sure sign that we are anywhere? :)
> As a community of people posting information all over the world we can do
We don't have it for free :) For instance, the time I'm spending on
this discussion I could be spending on fleshing out another post in
the Showroom section at LGW. And the time I'll spend on fleshing out
that post I could spend on a commissioned project that I won't take,
because there are only 24 hours a day. See? :)
(And the reason Dave hasn't posted anything in this thread is probably
because he's writing another post for some Linux magazine or teaches
someone playing instruments for money as we speak, so he's sure wiser
than me :))
Everything comes at a cost, one way or another.
> IMO the only thing stopping
I'm not sure what exactly you mean by placing the word "competition"
into quotes, but we are nowhere near to compete (with few exceptions).
Hence thinking in terms of competition at this point is simply
ridiculous. Sorry, but I had to say that.
> If we as a community keep believing and
Jeez, Patrick, it's not about us believing or not. It's about being
able to show a professional-quality record here and now. And to show
that producing it doesn't take any longer than producing it on Mac or
Windows with proprietary software.
The first question you get when you mention Ardour in a professional
community is "OK, can you show me who's using it and what they do with
it?" I like that you are trying to meet that demand, but I'm not sure
that it's going to work the way you want it to.
So all I'm asking you in this case is a bit of an internal quality
filter when you upload stuff.
> Businesses want to see a serious sales prospect when they back a product.
And for that they need to know how many people are capable of paying
for the software. Which doesn't quite equal to the amount of musicians
who use Linux.
Probably I will never know what made MOTU so angry about Linux, but
I'm quite prepared to believe that some fanatics had called them a big
evil corporation, because they didn't see a market in Linux at the
time. And seeing how often this kind of characteristic turns up even
here, I'd say that part of the community needs a DNA fix.
> Linux Audio is a robust, low latency and scaleable alternative. Nothing
That I have no doubt in :)
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