[Consortium] Sponsors for prizes

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Thu Oct 30 04:51:14 EDT 2008

Pieter Palmers wrote:
> Patrick Shirkey wrote:
>> Hi,
>> As per the previous message regarding the template competition I am 
>> seeking sponsors for prizes that can be given to the winners of the 
>> design competition.
>> However I am also seeking sponsors for a higher level of award that 
>> is now well overdue.
>> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 
>> All of us have used Linux Audio tools for our businesses and have a 
>> debt of gratitude to the Linux Audio Developers community. There are 
>> some very specific names that deserve official recognition for their 
>> motivation, dedication and all round superstar qualities.
>> I would like to see the next Linux Audio Conference as the inaugural 
>> awards ceremony for Linux Audio Developers, Musicians, and Supporters.
>> I am proposing a series of awards that will be sponsored by members 
>> of the Consortium.
>> Obviously there will be a lifetime achievement award but we also need 
>> a couple of other categories. Some suggestions are:
>> Developers:
>> Best Audio recording software
>> Best Midi software
>> Best DJ software
>> Best Sequencing software
>> Best Plugin
>> Most Active contributor
>> Most Active evangalist
>> Best Blog
>> Best Forum
> Considering my own stuff:
> "Infrastructure Achievement Award" for projects like: jack1/jack2, 
> lash, qjackctl, patchage, alsa, freebob/ffado, ladi, ...
> The base level is far less sexy to work on, but is IMHO very important 
> since it's the enabling technology for all these other sexy apps.

Absolutely. This is certainly one of the more high profile categories. I 
expect some haggling for th rights to be associated with sponsoring this 

Thanks for singling it out.


Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd.

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