[Consortium] Re: [linux-audio-dev] Re: linuxaudio.org
sama at perchetopi.org
Wed Jan 21 17:44:04 EST 2004
Marek Peteraj <marpet at naex.sk> writes:
>> I still don't understand how the Linuxaudio.org consortium is
>> represting anyone but its members (as is the case for all consortia,
>> which usually don't represent anyone but their own members).
> We all want to promote Linux Audio. The question is - what's the best
> way to do it?
> As i see it, the term 'linuxaudio' unifies the following:
> *linux audio developers
> *linux audio users
> *linux audio applications/projects
> We shoudln't further fragment the community by setting up more mailing
I might or might not agree with the above sentence (I don't,
especially because I don't quite digest people who tell me what I
should or shouldn't do) but in any case it answers a completely
As was already pointed out, mailing lists (as well as projects,
consortia, associations, whatever) get created and if there is no
interest they die (aside from the fact that the mailing lists
currently working on linuxaudio.org are quite consortium specific).
And anyway you can always Cc: two mailing lists if you feel a subject
is worth dicussing on both places.
> and using a domainname which can act as an entrance or a meeting
> point for all the 3 mentioned above.
The whole issue of the domain name still looks quite ridicolous to me,
- linuxaudio.org is not the only domain name available which could
fulfill the role of a "entrance" or "meeting point" (as Steve Harris
already pointed out);
- linuxaudio.org has been available for ages. Why didn't anybody care
(why didn't *you* care) to register it if it had such a symbolic
importance for the whole "community" (whatever this "community" is) ?
Anyway, as a member of the Consortium, as soon as the voting
mechanisms are set up, I will propose the creation of relevant
sub-domains to host (and/or redirect to) Libre Software audio
projects. For example:
news.linuxaudio.org (for general news)
help.linuxaudio.org (for general help)
Any proposals are appreciated.
> The second problem is - protection. OSS software can be easily
> abused as it's 'naked' so to speak. Having a consortium consisting
> of companies and projects seems like having both a wolf and a sheep
> in one bag.
I don't get your point, but I'm very interested in your (or anybody
else's) ideas on how Libre Software can and should be legally
protected from abuse (which, mind you, doesn't necessarily come from
companies, but anyway).
> Besides it's not clear whether the companies mentioned on the la.org
> members page have any relation to the applications mentioned on the
> same page.
I didn't understand this.
I've put consortium at lists.linuxaudio.org in Cc:, please keep it (and
remove linux-audio-dev if you feel this discussion is off topic here).
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