[Consortium] [Management] Linuxaudio.org update

Ivica Ico Bukvic ico at vt.edu
Thu Mar 15 17:52:40 CET 2018

Thank you, James for your thoughts, as well as for reaching out to the 
Foundation. It seems to me we may want to expand this discussion to the 
regular LA* lists to broaden participation. Thoughts?



On 3/8/2018 6:49 AM, Daniel James wrote:
> Hi Ico,
>> by January 2018 those numbers grew to over 10TB of monthly traffic with
>> over 7 million hits spread across 40 vhosts.
> Woot!
>> I believe it is
>> time to once again mobilize the management group and to establish an
>> advisory board or a steering committee that will help steer the
>> consortium and jointly explore ways to provide better and more
>> consistent support, ensure we offer up-to-date information, to grow the
>> resources, their visibility, and footprint
> Sounds good to me :-)
>> as well as consider
>> establishing a foundation that may help facilitate and support critical
>> programs, including the LAC conference.
> I think we'd need at least one major sponsor to cover the overheads of a
> foundation. There are a whole bunch of big companies now shipping
> millions of audio-critical products based on the Linux kernel, compared
> to hardly any when we started.
> So I'd suggest the first step would be to find someone prepared to reach
> out to the likes of Google, TI or Toyota for support, preferably someone
> used to dealing with corporates. Sponsorship opportunities for this
> year's LAC would be a good, low commitment way for them to get involved.
> Cheers!
> Daniel

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