[linux-audio-dev] Re: image problem [was Re: [Alsa-devel] help for a levelmeter]

Len Moskowitz vze24hrw at verizon.net
Tue Nov 12 13:16:01 UTC 2002

"Mark Knecht" <markknecht at attbi.com> wrote:

> ...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.

Most audio companies (with few exceptions) are very small and don't hire
software engineers as full-time staff.  They hire them as contractors, for
consulting or development-to-specification on a specific project.

> ...I'd pay regular retail prices
> for any program that could compete with Logic, Pro Tools or Cubase SX on
> Linux platform. As a user I feel a bit trapped that I can't get the
> I want today AT ANY PRICE on Linux because the open source model makes it
> hard for companies to make the investment.

IMO, companies would make the investment if they perceived that Linux
provided a significant customer base unreached by Windows.  I'd guess that's
one of the reasons Apple is promoting OS-X to the Unix/Linux world.

Len Moskowitz
Core Sound

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