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

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Sun Aug 23 22:06:47 EDT 2009

On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 8:46 PM, Bryant
Hansen<linuxaudio at bryanthansen.net> wrote:
>> One advantage for hardware vendors: if they're willing to donate a few
>> devices to open source developers (plus specs), they can probably get
>> a device driver written for free.
> Yes, this is something I need to count on as I propose the project.  How
> to use development dollars most efficiently and how to motivate the
> audio/developer enthusiasts to start working (and playing) with this
> really cool equipment.  One can think of many financial benefits of
> paying developers with equipment.  However, one doesn't always get
> development work done by giving equipment away.  I'm guessing that there
> are a lot of subtle strategies in connecting to the right people in the
> community and providing the proper incentives to achieve the goals.

LAC and LAD should be able to help with that.

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