[Consortium] Affiliation of linuxaudio.org?

Daniel James daniel at 64studio.com
Fri Oct 31 05:56:14 EDT 2008

Hi Mike,

> Thank you for reaching out and proposing we can work together.   I would 
> like to take this to our team and circle back next week. 
> Sound good?

That would be great, thanks! I am cc'ing this reply to our consortium 
mailing list, to keep everyone at linuxaudio.org in the loop.



> On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 6:14 AM, Daniel James <daniel at 64studio.com 
> <mailto:daniel at 64studio.com>> wrote:
>     Hi Mike,
>     I got your contact details from the page
>     http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/Join regarding corporate membership.
>     About five years ago, I helped found a nonprofit consortium of
>     companies, Free Software projects and institutional users involved
>     in audio on the Linux kernel. linuxaudio.org <http://linuxaudio.org>
>     now has over fifty members, including most of the major players in
>     the Linux audio scene.
>     We'd like to affiliate linuxaudio.org <http://linuxaudio.org> to the
>     Linux Foundation, in order to raise the profile of audio development
>     in the kernel community, ensure solid audio driver support for newer
>     hardware, and recruit the larger corporate users of Linux audio to
>     the Foundation.
>     Several flagship products in the professional audio industry are now
>     built around the Linux kernel, and yet audio driver development has
>     very little funding. Just two paid ALSA developers, working for
>     Linux Foundation member Novell since its acquisition of SUSE, have
>     written almost all of the audio drivers in the kernel. It's a
>     struggle for them to keep up with all the new audio hardware on the
>     market, which threatens desktop and embedded market adoption -
>     particularly in the creative industries, where drivers for higher
>     quality audio hardware are required.
>     In addition, recent kernels in the 2.6.2x series have suffered
>     performance regressions with regard to real-time audio, which could
>     damage the reputation of Linux as a solid platform for professional
>     audio work in the recording and broadcast industries.
>     Do you think it would be possible for us to work together?
>     Cheers!
>     Daniel James
>     Director
>     64 Studio Ltd.

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