Perhaps instead of rotating the hardware, we could set
scheme whereby one developer or site 'X' agrees to be the
maintainer of support for device 'Y', and other developers who
want to test their software on 'Y' have to work with 'X'. That
way, 'X' gets the benefit of having the loan hardware on-site,
but also has the responsibility to work with the community on
support for it.
This is completely wrong. I would never advise open-source developers to borrow a device
in order to get a job done
for free and additionally have responsibilities(such as returning the hw and
responsibility to work with the community on
support for it). This should be a responsibility of the company that manufactures that
Obsequiousness is not what's going to help us.
Curently, as very few companies provide open source drivers for their hw unfortunately,
the company can either donate a device or provide specs if that developer already bought
If you already own a device (whether donated or not) it's in your personal interest to
get the driver done.
If you're not a developer capable of coding a driver, you can either
a) pay someone to get it done
b) pester him and pray that he will accept ;)
In that case you would lend him your own hw.
That means there's no need to talk about responsibility. It just isn't how
We should be advising people to buy hw which is already supported.
Regarding the 'Linux Audio' conference announcement on linuxaudio.org
Daniel, AFAIK it's Linux Audio Developers ZKM conference, but sounds like it's now
To quote you from jan-12-2004 "Secondly, as important as the ZKM conference is, it
has no official status." Well now it sounds it has got an official
status. But it sounds more like it's now a linuxaudio.org
more than a LAD conference. If you view linuxaudio.org
as a separate
project, i think it's fair to call things by their right names and not
usurp an event for your own project.
On Tuesday 03 February 2004 08:14, Richard Bown wrote:
haven't thoroughly read my messages.
Tell you what Marek. Why don't we
play a game of who can keep quiet the
longest? You start.
I win. ;)