[linux-audio-user] Attracting more Linux audio developers

Leonard Ritter contact at leonard-ritter.com
Sat Dec 9 13:17:22 EST 2006

hi tim,

On Sat, 2006-12-09 at 09:54 -0800, Tim Howard wrote:
> Hello,
>    It seems that there is a general sense of frustration among the
> linux audio community with attracting more developers, users, etc. to
> start using Linux for serious audio work.

no, it's just you. ;)

>   The thing that has been frustrating me lately is that there are
> developers that are offering "free" (as in free beer) software, but
> they seem to have no interest in a GPL release for Linux!  (For
> example, VST plugins like Ambience, GSnap, etc.)  Maybe I'm just
> stupid, but that doesn't make sense to me.  Unless it is simply due to
> their unfamiliarity with Linux programming, and the thought of
> maintaining support for another OS...

what you say is not true. they're coming. i migrated from windows to
linux. we ported a few plugins. energyxt is being ported. there will be
more and more, and i do not believe it requires any special effort or
bounty to persuade them. slowly, people are going to realize that
windows is a dead end. sometimes all you have to do is wait, and help
the people who just arrived to find a good start.

Leonard Ritter

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