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

Charles Z Henry czhenry at gmail.com
Tue Jul 1 20:30:11 UTC 2014

On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 4:58 PM, Fons Adriaensen <fons at linuxaudio.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 11:13:06PM +0200, Stéphane Letz wrote:
>> Fons, you know what?  the Faust zita-rev1 version  (still old
>> one of course..) now even runs in the web, automagically compiled
>> in asm.js  (http://asmjs.org) using latest faust2 git version
>> and running at acceptable speed in recent browsers like Firefox
>> or Chrome (still some issues here…) :
> And what's the point of running a concert hall reverb in a web
> browser ? Providing a new 'business model' for audio engineering ?
> With some advertising around it and Google reaping the benifits
> and diverting them to some low tax island inhabitated by the
> stinking rich and their imported household slaves ? If that is
> the future of open source software, I'll step out. Or is it some
> form of masturbation for IT engineers who have nothing better to
> do ? Or are they too stupid to grok what's going on ?
> Ciao,
> --
> FA

It's not very interesting as is.  Not useful for audio engineering or

However--some people may want to write algorithmic or otherwise
computer generated compositions, not streamed but generated live on
the client end.  It's a platform for performance (see for example,
WebPd), in its current form bearing a resemblance to IT porn.


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