[Consortium] Affiliation of linuxaudio.org?
daniel at 64studio.com
Fri Oct 31 05:56:14 EDT 2008
> Thank you for reaching out and proposing we can work together. I would
> like to take this to our team and circle back next week.
> Sound good?
That would be great, thanks! I am cc'ing this reply to our consortium
mailing list, to keep everyone at linuxaudio.org in the loop.
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 6:14 AM, Daniel James <daniel at 64studio.com
> <mailto:daniel at 64studio.com>> wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> I got your contact details from the page
> http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/Join regarding corporate membership.
> About five years ago, I helped found a nonprofit consortium of
> companies, Free Software projects and institutional users involved
> in audio on the Linux kernel. linuxaudio.org <http://linuxaudio.org>
> now has over fifty members, including most of the major players in
> the Linux audio scene.
> We'd like to affiliate linuxaudio.org <http://linuxaudio.org> to the
> Linux Foundation, in order to raise the profile of audio development
> in the kernel community, ensure solid audio driver support for newer
> hardware, and recruit the larger corporate users of Linux audio to
> the Foundation.
> Several flagship products in the professional audio industry are now
> built around the Linux kernel, and yet audio driver development has
> very little funding. Just two paid ALSA developers, working for
> Linux Foundation member Novell since its acquisition of SUSE, have
> written almost all of the audio drivers in the kernel. It's a
> struggle for them to keep up with all the new audio hardware on the
> market, which threatens desktop and embedded market adoption -
> particularly in the creative industries, where drivers for higher
> quality audio hardware are required.
> In addition, recent kernels in the 2.6.2x series have suffered
> performance regressions with regard to real-time audio, which could
> damage the reputation of Linux as a solid platform for professional
> audio work in the recording and broadcast industries.
> Do you think it would be possible for us to work together?
> Daniel James
> 64 Studio Ltd.
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