[Ardour-Dev] Licensing and enforced payments

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Mon Jan 19 22:45:37 PST 2009

Thomas Vecchione wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 12:54 AM, Patrick Shirkey 
> <pshirkey at boosthardware.com <mailto:pshirkey at boosthardware.com>> wrote:
>     Voting against a simple way for Ardour to make some cash is
>     effectively saying to Paul that you don't really care if he is
>     part of Ardour development any longer.
> No, not at all, and to be honest it is offensive for something like 
> this to be stated.  The reason for some of us to voice an opinion 
> against a _PARTICULAR_ proposed way for Ardour to make money is 
> because we think it lowers the quality of Ardour in some way that is 
> not acceptable to us, in other words we don't think that money is 
> worth compromising certain things.  This could also be a comparison of 
> _how_ _much_ money it would likely bring in not being worth the 
> compromise.  How each person decides this is based on their own 
> opinion, I am not saying that you are wrong for disagreeing with us, 
> just that you are wrong for thinking we don't care about Ardour or 
> Paul because we disagree with you.
It's not about the disagreeing. It's good that you voice your opinion 
and are making an effort to be succinct.

The issue I see is about the blanket denial of the idea as being a 
viable concept for generating revenue.

Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd.

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