[Consortium] LAD

Marek Peteraj marpet at naex.sk
Sat Jan 31 14:46:31 EST 2004

> when the new LAD site is up, i will suggest LAUD as the new 
> general-purpose acronym for the community around the lists. however, 
> for practical reasons, i would like to retain LA[DAU] as shorthand 
> for the individual lists. those who don't like the accidental 
> connotation can spell it out :)
> i'm with andrea in that changing the name is not going to change the 
> attitude.

"Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)"
Lad Lad, n. OE. ladde, of Celtic origin; cf. W. llawd, Ir.
   lath. root123. Cf. Lass.
   1. A boy; a youth; a stripling. ``Cupid is a knavish lad.''

            There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves
            and two small fishes.                 --John vi. 9.

   2. A companion; a comrade; a mate.

   Lad's love. (Bot.) See Boy's love, under Boy.

"Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)"
Lad Lad, obs.
   p. p. of Lead, to guide. --Chaucer.

"WordNet (r) 2.0"
     n 1: a boy or man; "that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow at
          the door"; "he's a likable cuss" syn: chap, fellow,
           feller, gent, fella, blighter, cuss
     2: a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy) syn: cub,
         laddie, sonny, sonny boy

I'm not sure LAUD is the right abbrev. since LAU stands for users, LAD for developers.
The interpretation could be misleading.

Linux AUDio
Linux Audio Users Developers


LAD has been here since 7 years or so, i don't think it's worth changing it.
People got used to it.

There are some very cool female linux audio developers, there's Melanie, the author of DJPlay IIRC
and there's Alicia(don't know her family name) doing some very cool physical modelling research.


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