[LAU] To improve Linux audio tools: a Blender like idea

Grammostola Rosea rosea.grammostola at gmail.com
Tue Aug 25 14:36:29 EDT 2009

Hi all,

I'm pretty impressed by the work and way of organization by the Blender 


They use open video projects to improve their 3d software. And those 
projects looks pretty professional. The movie is even shown on the main 
film festival in The Netherlands and the project got attention on some 
big tv programs in at least The Netherlands.

Maybe this concept could be useful to improve and promote Linux audio 
tools too.

For example:

- contact a professional record label/ studio to make a record only made 
with FLOSS software
- contact professional musicians/ bands/
- contact professional mixing/mastering engineers.
- make a cd and some live gigs/touring
- make money by sponsors/funds/donations

I think those 'professionals' doesn't have to be Linux musicians in my 
opinion, but good musicians/ engineers in the first place. Of course 
they should have interest in the project. and of course some expert in 
the Linux audio community could join such a project.

The project could be managed by an Ardour team and/ or Linuxaudio.org 
for example, like the Blender Foundation is managing the open movie 

At the end of such a project:

- you have a nice cd and  maybe some nice gigs (on festivals)
- you show the people what is possible with FLOSS audio tools and so you 
promote it
- the audio software tools has been improved to get the project done.

Kick off next LAD conference?



More information about the Linux-audio-user mailing list