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

Grammostola Rosea rosea.grammostola at gmail.com
Sat Apr 11 01:02:36 PDT 2009

John Emmas wrote:
> ----- 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?
I think users expect tutorials and manuals to be free, me too.


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