[LAU] [LAD] Just an information about the state of affairs - Re: forking (was Re: Aeolus)

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sat Sep 21 14:57:46 UTC 2013

On Sat, 2013-09-21 at 16:36 +0300, Dan Muresan wrote:
> M. Gavioli also sent me a private e-mail. He sounded like he was
> worried about the community going after him (possibly legally I
> guess). This is not a good outcome, regardless of intentions.
> But no, the issue of link placement and of bad links from Muse is not
> solved. Only Fons can solve it (he can also enlighten us as to the
> history of the Aeolus homepage).

"Aeolus is a pipe organ emulator written by Fons Adriaensen. It was
released as free software (GPL license). This page mainly tries to be a
central place to concentrate resources related to Aeolus. It is a wiki,
but for spamming reasons you need an account to log in. Ask for an
account on the mailing list if you want to contribute." -

Are there other links that need a fix, or is it just this page?

Dead links can happen and can be fixed by those who are lamenting about
the broken links. But indeed, I also won the impression that it's wanted
to discourage people to make forks. "The community" seem to be a few
heads who seem to prefer to blame people for mistakes and then never
forgive a single mistake and the next will be wining about to less
developers and about nobody contributing.

But the real community is larger than just LAU and LAD and ALSA and some
people who are not welcome here, are welcome on other lists.

Mailing lists can be found here:

If somebody should dislike the outdated link/s and knows the good links,
then why doesn't this person fix the link/s?

In theory I would be willing to do it, but I won't do it, because I
don't want to make a mistake. It's much too precarious and in addition
I'm not aware about all the broken links.

When the links are fixed, than this fork would be ok for the community
or would there still be one and another issue?

_Again_ I don't want to discuss this, but help to solve it. Links can be
fixed. Other issues perhaps can be solved too, even if somebody should
have done something wrong in the first place, like not reading the
correct README.

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