[Ardour-Users] subscription support down, your ideas sought
ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Thu May 15 10:20:14 PDT 2008
Mark Knecht wrote:
> On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 8:08 AM, Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:
>> Ardour subscription support fell by nearly 20% last month. Out of the
>> thousands of downloaders, just 117 people were subscribing during April,
>> and only another 5-10 people made one-time donations.
>> It is vitally important that the financial support for Ardour gets
>> distributed across more than just 100+ people and a couple of companies
>> (who could decide to change their minds at any time, as SSL did). If you
>> have ideas for how to widen the pool of people who support Ardour,
>> especially in an ongoing way, please share them with me via this mailing
>> list. I'm particularly interested in ideas that don't actually take me
>> much time, either in terms of research or implementation.
> Just a quick comment about confusing the number of downloads with the
> number of real 'users'. I build Ardour at least 2-3 times a month, but
> only to try to stay current with what the program is offering. For my
> own needs I don't/can't use Ardour, but I have the greatest affinity
> for all the work that's been done by you and the core group of
> developers, as well as the community of people involved in using it.
> There probably no way to know how many other people are like me.
> I've discussed Ardour in a couple of the Pro Tools forums over the
> years and I've had some rather long conversations with folks over
> there about the strengths and weaknesses of both environments. I know
> there are other PT/PTLE/PTMP users out there who have an interest like
> me. Suffice it to say that I'm still here and one of these days I
> expect I'll really make use of all Ardour has to offer. Until then
> I'll mostly lurk and try to give inputs if I think there's something
> constructive to add.
> Cheers and keep it up as long as you can,
Hi Mark :)
it's nearly the same with me. I'm engaged with Linux and I'm using it
for home recording. I'll receive from and give to the community.
Sometimes I'm working as audio and video engineer, then I have to use
other systems because Linux isn't fine until now. Until now I never used
Ardour even for home recording!
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