[Consortium] Linuxaudio.org update and next steps--call for community input and participation

Ico Bukvic ico at vt.edu
Wed Jul 6 16:40:23 CEST 2022

Thank you, Fons. I think you would be a great addition to such a committee.
The issues you speak of are something that the committee will want to
clarify, so perhaps joining first to help steer the conversation may not be
a bad idea.



Ivica Ico Bukvic, D.M.A.
Director, Creativity + Innovation
Director, Human-Centered Design iPhD
Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology

Virginia Tech
Creative Technologies in Music
School of Performing Arts – 0141
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ico at vt.edu


On Sun, Jul 3, 2022 at 10:17 AM Fons Adriaensen <fons at linuxaudio.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 02, 2022 at 10:30:58AM -0400, Ico Bukvic wrote:
> > With all this in mind, I invite your feedback and input, including
> > (self-)nominations for service on the proposed committee and/or my
> > successor. The aspirational goal is to form the committee and/or
> > select the successor by the end of July 2022.
> I think the first thing to do is some reflecting on what we expect
> from this new linuxaudio.org, and what would be the role of the
> committee - it could be a group of people each performing a specific
> task, it could have a supervisory role, or any combination of these.
> It could just offer services to linux audio users, or also represent
> them in those cases where a single voice would be required.
> Re. the latter, I'm concerned that more and more of the essential
> infrastucture of Linux audio (and Linux in general) is being
> controlled by a few big commercial players. For example Pipewire
> and previously Pulseaudio. Compare that to how e.g. Jack or LV2
> were developed. There are some advantages to that of course, but
> I'm not convinced this is always a Good Thing (TM).
> As I'm now retired I should have some spare time, so I am volunteering
> as a committee member, provided the issues above can be clarified.
> Ico, maybe you should post your message on LAD/LAU as well, I have
> no idea how many of us are actually on the announce list. It seems
> to have very low traffic anyway.
> Ciao,
> --
> FA
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