[Consortium] strange n00b post or: how I learned to embrace open source and stop making money

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Sun Aug 23 19:34:49 EDT 2009

On 08/24/2009 03:52 AM, Bryant Hansen wrote:
>    - is there really a business case Linux adoption?  ...or should this
> be viewed as a domain for hobbyists?
>    - are there any ways or indicators of determining the size of the
> market they might reach if they adopt Linux?
>    - any tips or suggestions about working with the community?
> Feel free to respond either on- or off-list.  linuxaudio(at)bryanthansen.net


I don't think anyone has publically available statistics on the market 
size. There are now several companies making audio hardware that runs on 
Linux. SAE is also training students with Ardour which is bound to have 
a follow on affect for later adoption.

For working with the community try to release early and release often. 
That will go a long way towards getting the naysayers of the high horse. 
Be prepared to battle if you want to make a suggestion to the community 
that is out of line with any or some other peoples views. If you can't 
do the mods and patches by yourself then by all means pay the original 
developers or if they are not available/interested feel free to post 
here or on the LAD mailing list for assistance.


Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd

> Bryant Hansen
> Embedded Systems Engineer
> Bryant is an engineer with nearly a decade of experience working in the
> audio industry (at BridgeCo and Digital Harmony/Pavo).  His most recent
> professional experience is with embedded audio devices running Linux.
> He holds a certification from the Linux Professional Institute and has
> memberships with the IEEE and the Free Software Foundation.
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