[LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio
jeremy at autostatic.com
Sun Apr 22 21:12:06 UTC 2012
On 04/22/2012 01:04 PM, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
> 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.
I'm complicit in supporting it as I live my life, no way to escape it.
Knowing this makes me a lot more susceptible of things that allow me to
transcend this complicity.
> 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.
But realise what kind of community you're talking about. It's a
consortium, not a foundation for instance.
> 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
The dilemma, should we join 'm to beat 'm or should we swim against the
stream. In this particular case I favor the latter.
> Patrick Shirkey
> Boost Hardware Ltd
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