[Ardour-Dev] Licensing and enforced payments

John Emmas johne53 at tiscali.co.uk
Thu Jan 22 09:03:04 PST 2009

Hi Ben,

I know you only get the daily digest so there's probably too much traffic at
present for you to read the whole gamut - but I think everyone realises now
that the two central planks of my proposal are these:-

1)  It would be a one-time fee - not an ongoing commitment.
2)  Anyone who contributes to Ardour by some other means - either
financially or technically (devs / beta testers / translators or whatever)
would be exempt.

In effect, the only people who'd pay would be those who Patrick referred to
(perhaps harshly) as the "free loaders";  the people who want the latest
whizzes and bangs but who don't have the skills or the time or the
inclination to contribute in making them happen.  This would be their way of
making a contribution so that those who DO have the skills, the time and the
inclination might get at least get some help in making ends meet, in
exchange for their participation.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ben Loftis"
> These argument have been good because everyone had a chance to make their
> feelings known.  But now I think they are becoming fruitless.
I think Paul needs to steer the discussion now into those areas that he
favours.  There were 17 options on schoappied's original list but along the
way, many of them have been judged to be impractical or unacceptable.  Which
ones do we have left?


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