[Consortium] linuxaudio.org

Joern Nettingsmeier nettings at folkwang-hochschule.de
Wed Jan 28 16:01:15 EST 2004

Andrea Glorioso wrote:
> R Parker <rtp405 at yahoo.com> writes:
>>--- Andrea Glorioso <sama at agnula.org> wrote:
>>>Steve Harris <S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk> writes:
>>>>>Shall we already start working on a logo proposal
>>>and submit it to
>>>>>LAD/LAU when it's ready (together with the
>>>webring idea, of course)?
>>I don't know anything about webrings. Is a webring
>>specifically aimed at one topic or could this webring
>>also point to musicians and the materials they
>>produced with linux?
> A webring is aimed at whatever you want. :)
> Basically  web sites decide to join  a  web-ring and, depending on how
> that web-ring is managed (for our webring I would suggest writing down
> a *precise* set of policies) the web site is inserted into a database.
> Each web site  puts  a link  (usually  with a small logo)  which, when
> clicked, will teleport the user to the next website of the ring.

or just provide a sort of standardized link list, so that all other 
participants of the webring can be seen at a glance from each of the sites.

>>Maybe a linux audio user webring is a thing?
> I think this would make sense.
> As regards   the policies,  I  would  like  to  know (pending  further
> discussion on LAD/LAU, I'm just proposing here so  that we can propose
> a more-than-basic-draft idea) your position  on Libre Software issue -
> i.e. shall we  specifically deny membership  to sites which talk about
> using proprietary applications on GNU/Linux systems for audio/video ?

perhaps we could have two sections: free community sites and commercial 
sites. linuxaudio.org could sit in between (this might even be reflected 
in the layout of the webring footer)

> Any takers for the logo ?

as it happens, i'm a big fan of the lad icon, and we have worked a while 
to make it known to the public.
it's the LAD logo, but everybody is invited to use it to "show their 
affiliation with the LAD community". maybe we should broaden the concept 
to "linux audio community".

anyway, it's not up to me to decide. frank neumann has the copyright 
(the "affiliation" wording is his), and i would like to see it discussed 
on LAD.

i would like to see all parts of the community (LAD, linuxaudio.org, 
younameit) share a common logo to generate some "corporate identity" 
both for the members of the communities and visitors, without each part 
implicitly having to endorse everything the other does.


in the same move, i like andrea's offer of subdomains a lot.
in my personal view, something like the following would be perfect:

linuxaudio.org (to become a portal with links to all the sub-domains)
consortium.linuxaudio.org (what is now linuxaudio.org)
lists.linuxaudio.org (what is now the administrative part of the lad page)
community.linuxaudio.org (news about meetings and events, maybe a 
user-driven news portal in the future)
software.linuxaudio.org (dave's site)
documentation.linuxaudio.org (all the stuff from patrick's site, 
alsa-wiki, presentation material, press coverage, and whatever useful 
remains after cleaning up the lad page)
alsa.linuxaudio.org (a link to the alsa site)
jack.linuxaudio.org (a link to jackit.sf.net)
ladspa.linuxaudio.org (a link to ladspa.org and plugin.org.uk)

i don't really care whether these are subdomains or directories, but i 
would love to see all the major linux audio sites (that relate to more 
than one project or, such as jack, provide an infrastructure of sorts) 
collected here and maybe share some common looks.

don't get me wrong, i'm not intending to force anybody in, or annihilate 
people's private efforts. it's just a "would be nifty" scenario to have 
everybody under one roof, and it has the nice side-effect of alleviating 
the remaining paranoia against linuxaudio.org :-D


i'm prepared to move the lad page over to linuxaudio.org if people don't 
vote against it.

"I never use EQ, never, never, never. I previously used to use mic
positioning but I've even given up on that too."
	- Jezar on http://www.audiomelody.com

Jörn Nettingsmeier
Kurfürstenstr 49, 45138 Essen, Germany
http://spunk.dnsalias.org (my server)
http://www.linuxaudiodev.org (Linux Audio Developers)

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