[LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio

Dan S danstowell+lxau at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 11:48:39 UTC 2012

Hi Patrick,

Firstly, if this is indeed a poll of general LAU members, my vote is
for the position articulated by Robin Gareus. Seems like quite a few
others agree.

Secondly, if it is a poll, it is extremely bad form to summarise the
positions in terms where you deliberately describe one side as having
extreme views about "evil blight on humanity" and "plague" and the
other side as being much more moderate.

It's also bad form to initiate a "poll" and then reply to criticise
people who vote.


2012/4/22 Patrick Shirkey <pshirkey at boosthardware.com>:
> 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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