[linux-audio-user] ebay guy: looks like he figured it out

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Fri Dec 5 14:11:00 EST 2003

All good valid points Mark.  More power to him if he can make money and
get these really good products noticed.


On Fri, 2003-12-05 at 11:53, Mark Knecht wrote:
> > Audacity is a trivial download. There's no benefit to having it on CD
> > by itself. A value-added CD packed with royalty free samples might be
> > a different story, and the possibility of producing that has been
> > discussed on the Audacity lists.
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Daniel
> >
> My last post on this subject and then I'm done.
> Quote "There's no benefit to having it on CD by itself."
> Please do not think that you know what is, or is not, of benefit to someone
> else. What about a person that doesn't have a CD burner? What about a person
> who wants a backup copy so when the next release comes out and doesn't work
> he can go back? What about Grandma putting it under the Christmas tree for
> her grand kid? There are lots of 'reasonable' reasons for others that might
> not be 'reasonable' to you.
> So often people on these lists, and I'm not speaking specifically of you
> here Daniel, are *so* technically adept that they just plain forget what the
> real world is like for non-technical people. You don't know what people are
> doing out there. You don't know what their reasons are for wanting this. To
> many people this sort of purchase will be exactly like buying a tabloid at
> the checkout counter. I don't do that, but I don't propose taking away
> anyone's right to do it, nor do I spend any time worrying about whether they
> got their moneys worth. That's their business, not mine.
> This guy obviously got the message from you and others here through Ebay and
> has changed the way he's making his offer. That's positive. If someone wants
> to but it, I think that's great. If you want to sell Audacity, I think
> that's great too. Anything that gets people using the software is probably
> better in the long run for Open Source. I've turned so many people on to the
> few Windows versions of Open Source stuff that exist, like Audacity and
> ZynAddSubFx. I prefer to use them under Linux, but most musicians don't have
> a Linux box. I see this as one good way to eventually bring people to the
> Linux world. They start with this stuff on Windows, but they know it runs on
> Linux, and then maybe, someday, when they have a choice to make about
> operating systems they won't say 'there is no software for Linux'.
> Bye,
> Mark

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