[Consortium] a few more rants...
cannam at all-day-breakfast.com
Wed Mar 3 04:47:30 EST 2004
On Wednesday 03 Mar 2004 2:32 am, Marek Peteraj wrote:
> This is completely wrong. I would never advise open-source
> developers to borrow a device in order to get a job done for free
> and additionally have responsibilities(such as returning the hw and
> responsibility to work with the community on support for it). This
> should be a responsibility of the company that manufactures that
> device. Obsequiousness is not what's going to help us.
I haven't commented on the loan hardware thread at all yet, but
actually I agree entirely with Marek here. Hardware companies need
to be encouraged to work to get their products supported, sure, but
it's still ultimately a question of their providing a service to
their own users. Getting existing free software developers to do
most of the work makes it staggeringly cost-effective for them
already. Before talking about an individual developer's
"responsibility" to do free work for a hardware company, we should be
talking about that developer's worth to the company.
> Daniel, AFAIK it's Linux Audio Developers ZKM conference, but
> sounds like it's now a linuxaudio.org conference.
I don't get this complaint though. As I see Daniel's just noted,
there's nothing at all about the conference on linuxaudio.org except
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