[Consortium] [LAU] linuxaudio.org

Burkhard Ritter burkhard at linuxaudio.org
Sat Oct 25 09:13:00 EDT 2008

Thorsten Wilms schrieb:
> On Sat, 2008-10-25 at 11:40 +0200, Robin Gareus wrote:
>> Ivica Ico Bukvic wrote : "We need to start thinking about the function
>> of the management board. This aspect has been all but dead. How about we
>> announce restructuring of the board and go from there? My suggestion is
>> to retain the core of those of us who are most active and then add key
>> figures in the community who will be active contributors to our cause."
>> No surprise there. Further discussion may or may not follow on
>> http://lists.linuxaudio.org/listinfo/consortium/ - and last but not least:
> Seems that belongs on the consortium list and shouldn't be on LAD and
> LAU!?


>> * http://wiki.linuxaudio.org
>>  open to public (openID/CAPTCHA)
>> Everybody is welcome to use this wiki for gnu/Linux and FLOSS audio
>> related projects or communication. Feel free to ask for additional
>> permissions or plugins. - send your project application or suggestions
>> to LAD, start writing a wiki page about it or send a patch ;)
> Nice.

I am not sure if we should not have better put up at least minimal 
content, some suggested content structure, anything really but a 
completely empty wiki to encourage people using it before announcing it 
to the public.

>> We would like to support maintained and moderated namespaces adopted by
>> members of the community; balancing http://linuxaudio.org/members in
>> favor of interest groups. We have neither intentions nor budget to take
>> on wiki.ubuntu.com or wikipedia. Commercial interest is tolerated.
>> Professional interest in linux-audio is more or less a prerequisite. The
>> usual exceptions apply for Music, Art, etc. see http://linuxaudio.org/policy
> I'm not sure what you are talking about here and highly suspect others
> will be even more puzzled. Balancing?

I don't understand it either.

> Regarding namespaces (nice example of coder speak not suitable for a
> general audience), I see it as a problem that linuxaudio.org web
> presence is so fractured already.

Thanks for saying this, Thorsten. That's exactly how I've been feeling 
about linuxaudio.org for some time now. Fragmentation is our biggest 
problem really. In theory it should be possible to share responsibility 
for the content without fragmentation, but that's not the current situation.

>> ..and we're not going to stop there.
>> Here's a quick overview of HTTP services, vhosts and tasks. Any comments
>> and suggestions are appreciated; as is help getting there:
>> * http://lad.linuxaudio.org - will be consolidated into drupal
>> (www.linuxaudio.org) and wiki.linuxaudio.org. - Apart from the
>> http://lad.linuxaudio.org/events/ (lots of pictures and media) there's
>> only 16 HTML pages. - similarly lowlatency.linuxaudio.org should become
>> an entry-point to the wiki.
>> * http://lad.linuxaudio.org/events/ should be merged with
>>   http://lac.linuxaudio.org
> Consider conference.linuxaudio.org or conf.linuxaudio.org. Redundant
> redundancy department / cryptic abbrev. ;)

Good idea. conference.linuxaudio.org should be fine.

>> * http://portal.linuxaudio.org, http://linuxaudio.org,
>>   http://lac.linuxaudio.org/
>>   Drupal CMS is edited and maintained by the consortium.
> I actually think portal shouldn't exist. Should be just a list of links
> reachable from linuxaudio.org . Like it is, but the link name "Portal"
> doesn't cut it. Maybe "Ressources"?

It's resources now, thanks for the suggestion. Also, it's a part of the 
consortium site now, no longer a separate subdomain.

>> * http://lau.linuxaudio.org and http://quicktoots.linuxaudio.org/
>> probably remain as is. There are a lot of hidden resources there! -
>> Maybe some minor updates on the front-page. point to the wiki or portal.
> Ah yes, the fragmentation. _Hidden_ resources are great for Indiana
> Jones style explorers, I guess? ;)
> I would rather drop old material to have a chance of introducing
> something structured, where a newcomer would know where to start and had
> a chance of finding stuff without using a pit lamp.

I completely agree. Same holds for the lowlatency site.


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