[LAD] Joining LAD and LAU lists (And: more central instances in a "herding-cats" community are good)

Nils Gey ich at nilsgey.de
Sat Feb 23 21:51:36 UTC 2013

On Sat, 23 Feb 2013 21:53:22 +0100
Nils Gey <ich at nilsgey.de> wrote:

Unvisible to most people in here there was a brief discussion in IRC, plus the replies here already, that made me realize some points I had not considered. I agree that two lists are not that much and there are probably good reasons to keep them seperate. (But crossposting is annoying anyway, in most cases.)

But my other points remain:

> Just to be clear: 
> I am a friend of diversity and seemingly "redundant" applications and projects. There cannot be enough sequencers, samplers, synthesizer, notation programs etc. 
> But when it comes to infrastructure and core building blocks I see no sense in seperation. This is the strong point, compared to other operating/eco-systems. We may friendly compete on a musical or feature basis, but there is no need to border a program just to make it harder for the users to use the program of the "enemy" (from a Windows/OSX POV).
> In a Linux-Audio world of diversity and individuality, it is good to have central places and instances. We can do whatever we want but unlike the closed source world we have no need to create factions and standards that rival with each other, creating artificial gaps.
> The most successful of these instances is JACK itself. A centralized audio server, hailed and praised by everyone.
> And since I am writing this mail already, my personal wish list:
> Please join the two blog/RSS planets as well (http://www.planet.linuxmusicians.com/, http://linuxaudio.org/planet/ )
> Merge Yoshimi and ZynAddSubFx, the JACK versions and experimental forks, the session managers/protocols and a few audio distributions which have not enough manpower and that can be used to boost the other distributions. "Joining/Merging" also can mean for one side to step down honorable and retire the project.

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