[Ardour-Dev] Payed downloads for Ardourvst on GNU/Linux

Grammostola Rosea rosea.grammostola at gmail.com
Thu Apr 9 02:23:10 PDT 2009


Mac-users have to pay at least 1$ to download Ardour 2.8 with full AU 
plugin support. This could be a nice way to generate some financial 

Why not let GNU/Linux users pay at least 1$ for Ardourvst?

I suggest to let Ardour2 (2.8) hit the different distributions (e.g. 
Debian, Fedora, Mandriva etc.) And package, in corporation with 
distributions like Ubuntu Studio, 64Studio, Musix, JackLab etc., 
Ardourvst packages and offer these on the Ardour website like you offer 
the Mac packages with AU plugin support.

This way has several advantages in my opinion:

1) You generate some financial resources, which are very needed.
2) You encourage GNU/Linux people to use FLOSS software plugins like LV2 
and LADSPA (this is better for the development and improvement of FlOSS 
3) You give people the opportunity to use VST on GNU/Linux.
4) If you do the packaging in corporation with the multimedia distro's, 
you get good packages and don't have to package those yourself.

I hope these ideas are taken seriously and will help the Ardour project.

Thanks in advance,


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