[Ardour-Dev] Licensing and enforced payments

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Sun Jan 25 19:21:44 PST 2009

Mark Knecht wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 12:07 PM, Mike Mazarick <mazarick at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> <SNIP>
>> 1.   I am a little concerned about the public attacks on people.   Some of the messages I've seen would be more effective and best expressed via private email rather than a broadcast to the list.   This tells me that there is a lack of sophistication on knowing what (and how much) medium to put into the massage.  There are apparently very few "ladies" in the mix.  Women can often provide the best way to dress, the best way to look, and how to best express yourself, etc. so this faux pas can be overlooked as a lack of oversight.   The community is very small, and you need each other more than you know.   It is worth it to you not to alienate anyone who is "fighting on your side".
> <SNIP>
> Good post overall. I especially like mixing the idea that possibly
> there aren't many women on this list with the typo massage vs message.
> Gives a whole different flavor to the thread. ;-)
> All kidding aside, good post with good comments.

I agree. Good round up.

There are not a lot of women involved directly in Linux Audio 
Development. But many of us have wifes/partners/girlfriends who no doubt 
would be able to fill in most n00bs on the latest events within the 
community to a high degree of detail.

In the past it has also been pointed out that many of the women who are 
active refrain from getting involved in the most heated discussions and 
some will even adopt masculine aliases when they do so as not to get 
singled out.

By and large though LAD is a very male environment for better or worse.


Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd.

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