[Consortium] lao subdomains

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Fri Apr 27 00:18:54 UTC 2012

On Thu, April 26, 2012 5:47 pm, Robin Gareus wrote:
> Hi *,
> There's a whole lot of v-hosts below linuxaudio.org. The recent
> migration of vhosts gave rise to rethink and hopefully consolidate others.
> Let me first list the "good ones" and them move on to suggestions for
> the cruft. Please comment on my suggestions there. If you don't, you
> forfeit your right to complain later :-)
> == The questionable - vhosts that may need work ==
> http://lad.linuxaudio.org/
>   currently a simple stub-page for LADs.
>   ?? -> redirect to http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/lad ??
> http://git.linuxaudio.org
>   outdated endeavor from 2008 by yours truly. The idea was to track
>   and mirror code repositories. Since superseded by github et al.
>   ?? -> should be removed !
> http://lau.linuxaudio.org/
>   302 -> http://linux-audio.com/
>   Linux Audio Users Guide - some useful information (read-only curated
>   by P.Shirkey)
>   IMHO the content of this site should be merged into
>    http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/
>   and
>    http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/newbie
>   to allow to being updated by the LAU community.
>   The content was deleted from LAO on April/22/2012 after it
>   was migrated to linux-audio.com by its maintainer.
>   We do have a backup in case s.o want to keep it alive at LAO
>   ?? keep redirect | use wiki ??
> http://quicktoots.linuxaudio.org/
>   301 -> http://quicktoots.linux-audio.com/
>   Tutorials - mostly pre 2004
>   the up-to-date stuff should probably go to flossmanual.net
>   the content was deleted from LAO on April/22/2012 after it
>   was migrated to  linux-audio.com by its maintainer.
>   We do have a backup in case s.o want to keep it alive at la.org
>   ?? -> should be removed ??

So you actually want to absorb all of the content that I pulled together
over the years and compete with linux-audio.com on search? Hardly in the
best interests of the community but as the content is FDL or CC licensed
no one can stop you.

BTW, the content was originally migrated to LAO from DJCJ.org. You may not
be aware the the lau-guide, linuxvst, lowlatency howto and quicktoots were
originally hosted at djcj.org. They are certainly not the property of LAO
and had almost no contributions from LAO members since they were migrated.

> http://ladspavst.linuxaudio.org/
>   pretty much dysfunct site of Linux VST Compatibility
>   not sure what to do with it. - previously maintained by Tim Orford
>   ??
> http://lowlatency.linuxaudio.org/
>   low-latency info for linux-2.2 and linux-2.4
>   some general good info but pretty much outdated.
>   it's a single page in that v-host. Should become a wiki-page
>   ?? 301 -> http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/lowlatency ??

This single page has a history which you may not be aware of. It was the
most highly read page for a number of years. Deleting it seems like a
travesty to me. It should have a place of honour in the LAO hall of

> http://awards.linuxaudio.org/
>   an initiative started by P. Shirkey in 2009 - seems dead
>   ?? not sure ??

There wasn't enough interest from the community so the project was
abandoned. Feel free to zap it.

> http://label.linuxaudio.org/
>   an initiative by P. Shirkey(?) in 2011 - never got started
>   ?? not sure - delete it ?!

This never happened. Given that there is no interest in "for profit"
activities at LAO it probably never will. Can't see anyone having the time
or motivation to run a label as a volunteer.

Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd

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