[LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio

Dan MacDonald allcoms at gmail.com
Sun Apr 22 08:00:45 UTC 2012

Consortium mailing list??

On Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 4:13 AM, Patrick Shirkey <pshirkey at boosthardware.com
> wrote:

> Hi,
> Some of you may know that we are having a discussion on the Consortium
> mailing list at the moment about the role of advertising in the Linux
> Audio Community. Specifically the discussion is focused around the
> possibility of having some paid ads on a *couple* of the subdomains that
> are hosted at Linuxaudio.org.
> The views for and against appear to be very polarised. I would like to
> know what other people who may not be monitoring the Consortium list have
> to say about this topic.
> One camp feels that advertising is an evil blight on humanity and should
> be avoided "where ever" possible. Although that appears to be a flexible
> "where ever" due to having supported advertising by some supportive
> companies in the past.
> The other camp thinks that advertising can be a useful way for the Linux
> Audio Community to promote brands that support Linux Audio and by
> association increase the general public awareness of the viability of
> using Linux Audio as a business platform and another way to potentially
> raise funds which can be used to advance the entire platform.
> Do other people here have any strong opinions on the usefulness of
> advertising in the Linux Audio community?
> Should it be avoided like the plague or does it have some value that can
> be integrated provided we set some boundaries?
> Cheers
> --
> Patrick Shirkey
> Boost Hardware Ltd
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