[LAU] poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Mon Apr 23 12:26:09 UTC 2012

On 04/23/2012 12:03 AM, Fred wrote:
>> On Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 04:10:55PM -0400, gene heskett wrote:
>>    I would modify that by making the link to that list quite visible,
>> but the
>> random display would be chosen to only show those companies or vendors
>> who
>> have actually purchased a ticket to the show by actually supporting the
>> site with either money or materials.
>>    Which would mean that a vendor with minimal Linux compatibility but
>> money would get more visibility than a potentially more involved (say
>> with GPL drivers), smaller vendor or a free software project (like
>> Ardour, for instance). This could easily mislead newcomers to the Linux
>> Audio world and IMHO should at the very least be counter-balanced by a
>> community-based "pick of the month" or some such initiative with equal
>> or greater visibility.
>  a community-based "pick of the month"
> This will do the trick !!!

I do like the idea, too.

That could be a step towards continuing of Jeremy's "Linux Audio Monthly
Round-Up" series on http://linuxaudio.org/ : news about software
releases, new Linux friendly vendors and devices. A collection of links,
references to wiki-pages, hot email-threads, blogs, videos etc..

I know Jeremy put lots of hard work into those great articles but is
currently not able to continue those (list-readers will know that he
became dad for a 2nd time not too long ago). - He set a very high
standard, maybe a bit too high to encourage others to write there as
well.. Don't let that intimidate you!

A few short messages or notes on the linuxaudio.org front-page would  be
cool! It's a drupal: adding some "poll" module to for the "pick of the
month" should be trivial, too.

Please inquire with Ico & me or on the consortium list for an account on

I'm going to write a post-LAC blog for the site, once the LAC site
itself is wrapped up but I am too busy to be taking care of regular
font-page stories myself.


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