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

Hannu Savolainen hannu at opensound.com
Tue Dec 12 08:00:19 EST 2006

Carlo Capocasa wrote:
> So the long run solution to the free audio problem is to persuade
> everyone in our society to provide whatever he or her does for free and
> find ways to make it accessible to everyone who wants it, and to make
> the same efforts today's marketers do to communicate to people why they
> should want it.
Why don't you start by persuading yourself to provide whatever you do 
for free, etc? It's easy to insist that others should do free work for 
you. But are you ready to do full time hard work for free for the others?

> The mid term solution is to learn to attract money to the point where
> linux audio software can be developed full time.
Brilliant idea. Someone else should pay to somebody else so that you can 
get Linux audio software for free. What about paying for the software 

About the original subject: IMHO the only way to attract more Linux 
audio developers is paying for the software. Money is the reason why 90% 
of people do any work. Practically all professional audio software 
developers do they work for Win/Mac because the _paying_ customers use 
them. Linux audio software is being developed by amateurs because there 
is no market for professional developers.

Best regards,


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