[linux-audio-user] Doing the soundcard manufacturer tango (long)

Ryan Gallagher ruinaudio at comcast.net
Fri Dec 3 12:55:33 EST 2004

On Fri, 2004-12-03 at 11:43 -0500, Paul Winkler wrote:
> If I was going to point out an innovative application that has no commercial
> equivalent AFAIK, the pd/max/jmax family springs to mind.

Of course those didn't "come from" linux, afaik pd and jmax started on
other platforms quickly and were quickly ported to linux... and the
original Max/Msp was/is still mac only.

> but then, I find the issue of "what is innovative" only marginally interesting
> and I'm not sure why I'm talking about it :-)

I find it marginally interesting also.  Only because it's one of those
loudly hearalded "features" of FOSS.  I often shouted it myself, till
one day I sat down to make a list of the "innovations".  Now as I said
before, building on the efforts of others is GOOD, but unsupported
claims of innovation/greatness/features come off as really annoying to
non-linux people (in my experience) and this thread was focusing on

Ok, I'm going to do some music... really I am.


Ryan Gallagher <ruinaudio at comcast.net>

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