[Ardour-Dev] funding priorities
josh at realizedsound.net
Sun Jan 25 18:42:46 PST 2009
I would be willing to help out with nightly binary OS X native builds.
I could do both PPC and Intel if they can be hosted at ardour.org
On Jan 25, 2009, at 6:28 PM, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
> Here's an update of the list for people to chew on.
> 1: Grants
> 2: Mantis integration with website
> 3: Fundraiser
> 4: Mantis/website integration with Ardour interface: rss feed/
> ticker, embedded browser
> 5: Donate header on website
> 6: Made with Ardour CD
> 7: Ardour Live boot CD
> 8: Paid for SVN
> 9: Paid License to: disable crippled interface, Get access to more
> features, Disable RSS ticker
> 10: Glossy brochure for trade shows
> 11: Advertising in industry magazines
> 12: Celebrity endorsement
> 13: Approaching State run media companies with Ardour as a industry
> grade product.
> 14: Funding from a well resourced Patron
> 15: Funding from a Company in the entertainment/media business
> 16: More subscriptions
> 17: Subscriptions at different rates
> 18: Port to windows
> 19: Official vst support. Seperate binary plugin for sale via
> 20: Nightly binary builds
> 21: LV2 plugin set with well designed guis
> 22: Alternate payment gateway.
> 23: Donate to Ardour button
> 24: Build and sell custom built PC's and related stuff online
> 25: Paid support at ardour.org
> 1) earn money with services, not with software
> - payed support
> - giving lectures | about using ardour | about writing audio software
> 1. subscription: For the advances hobbyist/small business
> professional. A
> monthly fee without obligations, but for a lot of good karma.
> 2. fan gear: Micropayment shares from spreadshirt.net (for europe)
> zazzle.com (u.s.)
> * create european mirror for ardour
> * create shop in spreadshirt.net
> 3. institutional deals: installations in universities, educational
> institutes, etc. Comes with support.
> * create list of institutions already using ardour
> * create list of institutions to contact
> * organize campus tours
> 4. professional deals: individual/company setups with support
> 5. charge for precompiled packages, e.g. for OS X
> 6. corporate deals: Preinstalled systems/appliances
> 2) Change licences, commercial version, for example:
> - Linux version is GPL and free
> - make a payed version for Mac (and Windows)
> - Make a free demo version (SAE-version?) for Mac (and Windows)
> 3) Make contracts with hardware suppliers
> 4) Helping ICT students
> - payed assistantship (e.g. students can take part in the dev
> process and pay Paul as a teacher (maybe the paying can be done by
> ICT schools and universities?)
> 5) Educate talented software programmers:
> - Let talented developers take part in the Ardour team and give them
> help to learn to work with C++ and audio. You can make some kind of
> social contract, 'we help you develop you c++ and audio programming
> skills, after 6 months assistantship, you will be an active member
> of the Ardour team for at least one year (for example).
> This lightens the burden of Paul (he could do his Ardour work part-
> time) and helps the development of Ardour also in the future.
> So, just to sum what I think Ardour needs to become really popular
> - MIDI
> - VSTi support
> - VST getchunk/setchunk support for N.I. Kontakt & similar
> - VST GetTimeInfo support for Celemony Melodine & similar
> - MIDI multitimbral support (the one that Rosegarden lacks)
> - Latency compensation (I don't know if there is any)
> - Correct VST window placement =)
> And just the things I dream of:
> - Clip realtime effects (what Cubase lacks)
> - Score editor for printing MIDI parts.
> My idea is building a piece of hardware like that:
> Take expresscard, put in a number of ICE1712
> and some nice DAC/ADC together with a MIDI chip,
> (perhaps make it modular to being able to add more ICEs, if needed),
> find someone in China, Malaysia (or I can find one here in Indonesia)
> who assembles it.
> Bundle with ardour, write an ASIO/Coreaudio driver. Sell it.
> Let the gain go into a foundation.
> Patrick Shirkey
> Boost Hardware Ltd.
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> ardour-dev at lists.ardour.org
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