sama at agnula.org
Wed Jan 28 16:54:02 EST 2004
Joern Nettingsmeier <nettings at folkwang-hochschule.de> writes:
> no, serious, it's not a good idea imho to let go of the LAD acronym
> since it's well introduced and widely known, but it does not have to
> play a central role here - just "LA" or linux audio is fine.
It must be said that LAD - in the sense of "Linux Audio Developers" -
puts all the attention to the developers. Whilst I do believe this
latter are of the utmost importance to spreading Libre Software into
the audio domain, we shouldn't forget that the task will need many
other competences besides coding - even more so when you think that
these competences are exactly those Libre Software projects always
have difficulties attracting: technical writers, graphic artists,
event organizers, and so on and so forth.
While I personally would prefer the term "Linux" to be replaced by
"GNU/Linux", this argument has been already discussed and - although
not fully convinced by the reasons given - I can live with using the
name of a kernel as representative of an entire OS. :)
I would suggest building our effort around the LA (which is the
italian name for the `A' note, in case anybody cares :) acronym, and
recognize LAD (and developers) as a central - but not the only -
resource we need and want to work with.
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