[linux-audio-dev] Re: image problem [was Re: [Alsa-devel] help for a levelmeter]
markknecht at attbi.com
Fri Nov 8 15:45:01 UTC 2002
I agree with your point here, but do not understand the idea that "if
Linux audio developers had the time and inclination to offer their design
and/or consulting services" is getting in your way. Are you saying you can't
find developers to hire? Or are you saying you only want to hire them for
the duration of the project design? The former take a real monetary
commitment to put people on staff. That's pretty difficult financially. I
think that most companies think about doing this and then worry that they
won't find customers because people can get free software. I'd encourage
managers and executives not to think that way. I'd pay regular retail prices
for any program that could compete with Logic, Pro Tools or Cubase SX on the
Linux platform. As a user I feel a bit trapped that I can't get the software
I want today AT ANY PRICE on Linux because the open source model makes it
hard for companies to make the investment.
Just my 2 cents...
From: linux-audio-dev-admin at music.columbia.edu
[mailto:linux-audio-dev-admin at music.columbia.edu]On Behalf Of Len
Sent: Friday, November 08, 2002 12:19 PM
To: linux-audio-dev at music.columbia.edu
Subject: Re: [linux-audio-dev] Re: image problem [was Re: [Alsa-devel]
help for a levelmeter]
> > My point was that if Linux audio developers had the time and inclination
> > offer their design and/or consulting services to commercial companies,
> > likely that more Linux-based audio products would come to market.
> Not to be sarcastic, but I'm pretty sure that LAD programmers refusing
> offers of work isn't the cause of the lack of linux-based audio products.
I think that it's a prime cause. I'd say that it takes a company with
commercial interests to see a product through development to the point where
it is ready to release to customers for sale.
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