[Ardour-Dev] Licensing and enforced payments

Fons Adriaensen fons at kokkinizita.net
Thu Jan 22 03:52:54 PST 2009

On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 06:25:48PM +0700, Patrick Shirkey wrote:

> The shock value alone will resonate much more than a humble little plea for 
> donations and subscriptions.

It may resonate, but that doesn't imply the
sound will be a pleasure to hear.

> Every single time you respond to me you try to suggest I am an idiot.

I don't think this is true (in both senses: you are not an idiot
and Joern is not suggesting you are).

> If it happens again I'm going to buy a ticket to LAC just so
> I can fight you face to face.

You're welcome at the LAC, but I'll tolerate no
violence there.

> There is absolutely no reason that Ardour cannot be a
> completely integrated solution for the entire "business"
> of making audio with Ardour.

True. The way to make money then is the same one
that allows people to make money on Linux itself.

For a 'business' user, a DAW is just an investment
as would be a km of mic cable. Its cost will be
compared to whatever revenue it will create, and
if the balance looks positive they will probably 
be prepared to put up the money.

Cost, in this case, means *time* spend installing,
integrating, maintaining, upgrading, traning, etc.
So you provide services for that, and make people
pay for them. Not for the software itself. 



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