[Ardour-Dev] Licensing and enforced payments

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at stackingdwarves.net
Thu Jan 22 05:54:54 PST 2009

Patrick Shirkey wrote:
> Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:
>>> If it actually starts to make Ardour some money then that will be very
>>> good for everyone.
>> obviously true, but totally orthogonal if not diametrical to all the
>> ramble about code locks, integrated browsers (knock, knock - anyone
>> home?) and paid-for svn access.
> Every single time you respond to me you try to suggest I am an idiot. If
> it happens again I'm going to buy a ticket to LAC just so I can fight
> you face to face.

to use your word, yes i do think the options i listed above are somewhat
idiotic (as in, not considering all the facts or the obvious
disadvantages). so what? i have publicly made very questionable
statements in the past. that doesn't make you or me an idiot (as in: a
person incapable of anything but idiotic stuff). sorry if my choice of
words makes it seem like a personal attack, it was not intended as such.

there are many many very good reasons to buy a ticket for LAC 2009, but
getting into a pissing contest with yours truly is certainly not worth
the expense. but if you do make it to LAC, let's get together for a beer
and find out we're actually on the same side... (the last time i got
into a real flamefest on LAD, when we opponents finally met at the LAC,
we found we were getting along just fine. might work again.)



>> now please, can those ideas be buried for good?
> There is absolutely no reason that Ardour cannot be a completely
> integrated solution for the entire "business" of making audio with
> Ardour.  All the optional extras can be compile time enabled/disabled
> and making it easier for people to get from a to z will only increase
> the user base.
> If there is a way to make money with Ardour while keeping the code open
> sourced then it should be completely reasonable to discuss the options.
> You are not the arbiter of good taste and design decisions for open
> source software.

Jörn Nettingsmeier

Verantwortlicher für Veranstaltungstechnik

Audio and event engineer
Ambisonic surround recordings

nettings at stackingdwarves.net
+49 177 7937487

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