[Ardour-Users] subscription support down, your ideas sought

John Rigg au at sound-man.co.uk
Thu May 15 11:04:34 PDT 2008

On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 06:01:47PM +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> that sounds fine but I don't think anything will change for you without
> becoming proprietary. I'm working for free, too and I need state benefit
> for survival. I'm 41 and my experience tells me the only solution seems
> to become proprietary. Sometimes we have to make hard decisions.

Unfortunately working just for fun doesn't pay the rent or food bills.
I do sound engineering because it's fun. I charge money for it because
I need to eat. I see no problem at all with free software developers
accepting money for their work - how can they devote enough time to
develop a serious project if they have to do something else to pay the

Taking your argument to its logical conclusion, much of the
Linux kernel would be proprietary because there are developers being
paid to work on it.


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