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

John Emmas johne53 at tiscali.co.uk
Sat Apr 11 01:06:52 PDT 2009

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ray Rashif" <schivmeister at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Ardour-Dev] Payed downloads for Ardourvst on GNU/Linux
> Anyway bad idea too: think package maintainers and popular distros.
> Packager pays for source, downloads source, compiles, distributes to
> hundreds/thousands. 1/1000 counted for only =/
Perhaps a better idea would be to charge for some *optional extra* that was
associated with Ardour, rather than for Ardour itself.  For example, if a
good quality tutorial / user manual was available and it was somehow locked
or encrypted.  Making a contribution towards Ardour would get you a code
that would unlock the tutorial and user manual.

In fact, Ardour's 'Help' forums could display something to advertise the
tutorial - and those (regulars) who provide help on the forums could
periodically nag new users to buy it (a bit like people get nagged to read
the FAQ's).

Is this possible? / worth considering?


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