[LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Sun Apr 22 11:04:03 UTC 2012

On Sun, April 22, 2012 12:52 pm, Jeremy Jongepier wrote:
> On 04/22/2012 05:13 AM, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
>> Do other people here have any strong opinions on the usefulness of
>> advertising in the Linux Audio community?
> Yes. I completely adhere to Robin's stance.

You do realise that many of the tools being produced by the Linux Audio
Community are being used in the advertising industry which makes us all
complicit in supporting it to start with.

IMO we cannot avoid that fact that advertising and marketing is a very
crucial component to global industry which enables the corporate world to
continue to function. We should seek to manage our own channel and
therefore the message and brand rather than avoid it all together out of
some ridiculous fear of becoming Evil. We may even make enough money in
the process to pay some of our community members and help them to be
productive and motivated.

If we continue to avoid the whole issue that is exactly what the "Evil"
marketing companies and corporations would like for us to do so that they
can have complete control over the message, brand, content and income

Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd

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