Linux AV is my blog on the multimedia experience using GNU/Linux
and free software. Once I was listed in the Linuxaudio.org members
section, but my link was erased probably because I stopped the
blogging activity. The blog is back since weeks ago, and AFAIK is the
only blog in spanish devoted entirely to Linux audio and video work.
I'd be glad and honoured if the link to my site was recovered there.
Thanks in advance.
Ismael Valladolid Torres GnuPG key: DE721AF4
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The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer.
Las opiniones expresadas representan las mías propias y no las de mi empresa.
> Thank you for reaching out and proposing we can work together. I would
> like to take this to our team and circle back next week.
> Sound good?
That would be great, thanks! I am cc'ing this reply to our consortium
mailing list, to keep everyone at linuxaudio.org in the loop.
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 6:14 AM, Daniel James <daniel(a)64studio.com
> <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> I got your contact details from the page
> http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/Join regarding corporate membership.
> About five years ago, I helped found a nonprofit consortium of
> companies, Free Software projects and institutional users involved
> in audio on the Linux kernel. linuxaudio.org <http://linuxaudio.org>
> now has over fifty members, including most of the major players in
> the Linux audio scene.
> We'd like to affiliate linuxaudio.org <http://linuxaudio.org> to the
> Linux Foundation, in order to raise the profile of audio development
> in the kernel community, ensure solid audio driver support for newer
> hardware, and recruit the larger corporate users of Linux audio to
> the Foundation.
> Several flagship products in the professional audio industry are now
> built around the Linux kernel, and yet audio driver development has
> very little funding. Just two paid ALSA developers, working for
> Linux Foundation member Novell since its acquisition of SUSE, have
> written almost all of the audio drivers in the kernel. It's a
> struggle for them to keep up with all the new audio hardware on the
> market, which threatens desktop and embedded market adoption -
> particularly in the creative industries, where drivers for higher
> quality audio hardware are required.
> In addition, recent kernels in the 2.6.2x series have suffered
> performance regressions with regard to real-time audio, which could
> damage the reputation of Linux as a solid platform for professional
> audio work in the recording and broadcast industries.
> Do you think it would be possible for us to work together?
> Daniel James
> 64 Studio Ltd.
A first edition of the LAC2009 website is now
on line at
Apart from the initial announcement you'll
find there the calls for papers and music,
and some related documents.
More information will be added in the coming
The site is (surprise !) hosted by linuxaudio.org,
site administrator is Robin Gareus, with design
and layout by Christoph Haag.
For the paper submission and review we are again
using openconf, with Frank Neumann at the controls.
Laboratorio di Acustica ed Elettroacustica
Lascia la spina, cogli la rosa.
It's been a while since we did some status update. The project is running well
though my own time frame is extremely tight in the last an the coming weeks. We
had some nice summer time in Slovenia, details about this on out Wiki:
In October I made some progress on the current export / printing to PDF
issues I encountered. Also many other things are being improved for the
coming release. Our release plan is for early 2009 thereby skipping version
0.6 the current development. My hope is that we can release some kind of
alpha/beta in november.
To sum up the features we work currently on (or are already finished):
- Printing (via SVG currently using lilypond backend, poppler is too much
troublesome in this regard)
- Print preview (PDF via SVG lilypond backend)
- Midi input (note entry via midi keyboard)
- Export to PDF and SVG
- Dialog for keyboard settings (both midi and normal keyboard are planned)
- Settings for printing and preview
- new resourse subsystem so resources (images/sound) can be added to a score
- finally we have tuplet/triplet support!
- PPA Interface (for CLI and (python) plugins) is making progress
On the bad side: Ruby support is currently broken
A beta version will surely have printing support in a simple way but the
settings are something I will start working on after that first.
Any question/help offers (we still search for active developers especially
on non-Linux platforms like Mac or BSD) are welcome! Please contact as on
our Canorus development mailing list if you are interested.
Software-Engineer, Developer of User Interfaces
Project: Canorus - the next generation music score editor -
GnuPG Public Key available on request
As per the previous message regarding the template competition I am
seeking sponsors for prizes that can be given to the winners of the
However I am also seeking sponsors for a higher level of award that is
now well overdue.
All of us have used Linux Audio tools for our businesses and have a debt
of gratitude to the Linux Audio Developers community. There are some
very specific names that deserve official recognition for their
motivation, dedication and all round superstar qualities.
I would like to see the next Linux Audio Conference as the inaugural
awards ceremony for Linux Audio Developers, Musicians, and Supporters.
I am proposing a series of awards that will be sponsored by members of
Obviously there will be a lifetime achievement award but we also need a
couple of other categories. Some suggestions are:
Best Audio recording software
Best Midi software
Best DJ software
Best Sequencing software
Most Active contributor
Most Active evangalist
Most likely to receive a record contract
Most popular track on LAM
Best Electronic Track
Best Classical Track
Best Pop Track
Best Rock Track
Best Audio recording
The list could go on....
Once we have a list we will take submissions from the public Then we
have two choices.
1: It will be upto the consortium board to select the recipients in a
2: We keep the process completely open if there is enough will for it.
But this would require a good voting system.
- Obviously we can't give a prize to everyone who deserves it but we can
make it an annual ceremony that will give people recognition and may
also encourage more people to get involved in the community.
- I can see an opportunity for logo placement and write ups in the
various audio magazines who will no doubt run spots with the details
once we give them the press release as there are a few members who
already have good connections to get things printed.
- There will also be opportunity for logos to be displayed on the
official websites during the competition and of course the goodwill
generated by returning something back to the community is priceless.
- I will not set any limitations for the prizes that can be offered. I
think it really depends on how much value you receive from the community
and how much of an impact you would like to make by sponsoring. After
all this is the inaugural ceremony so there are bound to be some hiccups
along the way and we don't want to promise anything or set the bar too high.
For what it is worth my company Boost Hardware is sponsoring $US500 for
the template competition.
I think there are some deeper pockets or at the very least some cooler
Feel free to contact me off list with suggestions or pledges. I will
start building out the details on the lau.linuxaudio.org subdomain this
weekend. As soon as I have a pledge your company logo will receive a
prominent spot on the site. If you want to sponsor the template
competition I will put the prize details up immediately but specific
details for the awards will be kept secret until we have some momentum.
Also if you want to sponsor a specific award that will be great.
Just remember that the bigger the prize the more likely it is that
people will notice it and remember. Booby prizes are welcome too though
and will be fairly distributed so don't feel embarrassed if you don't
offer as much as the next guy. Everything counts and makes the event
Boost Hardware Ltd.
The linuxaudio.org portal is the official home for Linux Audio
Developers, Linux Audio Users and the Linux Audio Consortium.
There are several other projects that are hosted on the server as
subdomains. In general they work independently of each other and have no
specific theme that is officially mandated.
It is time to change the mandate to have a more general theme or thread
woven into the templates of the various sub domains that identifies the
projects as being part of the portal and reflect the worldwide nature of
the Linux Audio Community.
If anyone has ideas, suggestions or feels creative enough to design a
template that can be used as a basis for the theme we always welcome
To make it a little more fun we will run a competition for the design.
The competition will be hosted here:
You can get a feel for the existing sites by checking out the
The prizes will be officially presented at the next Linux Audio
Conference where the winners will also be announced.
The Linux Audio Conference 2009
16-19 April 2009
La Casa della Musica
To start things off Boost Hardware will sponsor $US500 to be distributed
for the prizes. I am also seeking offers of sponsorship from any
businesses that work with Linux Audio software and community projects.
There are a few of you out there so don't be shy. This is a great
opportunity to show your support.
The deadline for submissions will be the 31 Jan 2009. All submissions
will need to be licensed as open source. The official decision for the
winners of the prizes will be made by private vote of the Consortium
board. It will be entirely in the discretion of the Consortium board how
to apply the designs/ideas/templates or concepts that are finally
selected. No members of the consortium board or sponsors will be
elligible for prizes but submissions will still be accepted.
We will provide more detailed information as the deadline approaches.
Boost Hardware Ltd.
La Casa della Musica invites all Linux Audio developers,
users, composers, musicians, philosophers and anyone
The Linux Audio Conference 2009
16-19 April 2009
La Casa della Musica
The LAC will go outside Germany for the first time, but
we will keep close to the familiar four-day format with
paper presentations, workshops, electro-acoustic music
concerts, and the Linux Sound Night.
The website is being created, and 'calls for everything'
will be issued before the end of this week.
The conference starts a few weeks later than the previous
one, which allows the deadlines for everything to be moved
as well. For the papers and music calls this will be
somewhere mid January, so you can use the end-of-year
holiday period to get creative.
We hope to see you all in Parma !
Fons Adriaensen, LAD
Francesca Montresor, CdM