[LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?

Stéphane Letz letz at grame.fr
Tue Jul 1 10:52:35 UTC 2014

Le 1 juil. 2014 à 12:37, Fons Adriaensen <fons at linuxaudio.org> a écrit :

> On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 06:27:05PM -0400, David Robillard wrote:
>> Native code aversion is a serious problem in the entire computing world,
>> which continues to snowball because all the language/etc innovation gets
>> directed at VMs for no particularly good reason (and/or you get
>> half-baked amateurish garbage like Javascript/PHP from people who have
>> no business inventing programming languages in the first place).  I
>> don't need a bloody virtual machine, I've got a real one, thanks.
> Couldnt agree more. It's all just creating extra layers on the onion,
> in the illusory expectation that those will be more 'standard' than
> the ones below. Commercial forces will make sure that such interfaces
> will diverge anyway. And more often than not they just exist to ensure
> some intermediate parasites can profit from them.
> It sometimes makes me think of they way tomatos are being distributed
> and sold here in Italy. They will travel up and down the entire country
> (either physically or just virtually) a number of times before ending
> up in the shops. Both the producers and the consumers are ripped off
> by middlemen taking their profit on redundant steps. 
> Ciao,
> -- 
> FA

This is exactly one aspect Faust is trying to address from day one… : having one high level DSP specification that the compiler can easily deploy on a wide variety of platforms: from OWL pedal, (http://hoxtonowl.com/2014/04/owl-and-faust/), regular OS, up to easily deployable Web versions, that can possibly directly be used, or a least give access to the original code for easy re-deployement. Why refuse that?


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