[Consortium] Publicity etc...
daniel at linuxaudio.org
Fri Sep 17 04:57:22 EDT 2004
> > I'm also working with Ron Parker to compile a promotional CD
> > of 'made with Linux' music. I've selected 15 tracks from over
> > 900MB of Oggs and MP3s collected from the internet, and Ron
> > is doing the mastering using Jamin at Mirror Image Studios. I
> > hoping we'll be able to get this CD distributed as a magazine
> > coverdisc by the end of this year.
> Maybe you could do a CfM (Call for Music) on
> users at lists.agnula.org, if you haven't already - there are a
> number of people there that are doing experimentations with
> doing music with GNU/Linux and Free Software
Actually it's been the decision making rather than the finding which
has been the more difficult part. I was easily able to collect the
tracks from various websites, but I guess there's around 15 hours of
music there. In the end I settled for a simple formula of one track
per artist, usually their shortest one available so that we can get a
lot of different styles on the CD.
> > On the hardware manufacturers liaison side, I've been talking
> > to AMD on a regular basis, and we now have a technical
> > contact there for x86_64 porting issues. Please email me if
> > you'd like to make contact with them.
> What is the technical contact actually going to bring? I mean, are
> they willing to lend an x86_64 machine for testing or are they just
> answering questions
AMD has discussed the issue of hardware sponsorship - I think we
should make a concrete proposal for that, and the AGNULA project
would be a good candidate.
But they are also interested in helping with technical liaison on
native x86_64 ports of music and audio software. AMD's Digital Media
& Entertainment division works with several film and music studios in
the US, and I'd guess that at least some of those film studios are
using Linux already, for graphics work.
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