[LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Sun Apr 22 11:37:09 UTC 2012

On Sun, April 22, 2012 1:21 pm, rosea.grammostola wrote:
> On 04/22/2012 01:04 PM, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
>> 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.
> Makes no sense.

How do you come to that conclusion? Have you spent any time working in the
global marketing industry? I have been working in it for around 10 years
and currently I'm employed at the largest marketing agency in Australia
with over AUD $1billion in annual turnover. Previously I have been
employed at the worlds largest media company with TV channels broadcasting
in every nation on this planet.

> 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 there is a need for this, then start something like the Blender
> Foundation, and make a decent plan which tells us why we need money and
> how we think we'll gain the money.

Are you suggesting that no one round here needs money?

Why do we need to create a foundation in order to generate income?

I have a plan and my plan involves owning the Linux Digital Media Channel.
That is just a small part of the plan though. I'm confident that there are
enough people in this community and the wider Linux community who will be
interested in being part of the process that it will be successful in the
coming years.

> Atm I think: Mo money, mo problems! :)

I guess you are lucky enough to live in a society or community where you
don't need any money to survive. I realise I'm going out on a limb but I'm
pretty sure most of the rest of the community (or in fact world) is not in
that position.

Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd

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