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

Luc Tanguay lucus at sympatico.ca
Thu May 15 21:33:06 PDT 2008

I use Ardour for a few years now and never downloaded it...
I use PlanetCCRMA.  I don't know how many users install this great software
from repository like PlanetCCRMA... So what does the number of download 

I don't have a clue on how we could get attention from people to 
subscribe. They choose Linux and OpenSource
software because it is free (and good) and then ask them to pay. (I'm an 
engineer not a marketing bozo :-)

I subscribed to the monthly payment because I find that it worth every 

We (the users of Ardour) need to expose every thing that we do with it, 
and every forum, on every place...
We know the product and we are in a good place to "sell" it.

I better start doing what I just wrote...  I have an account on 
ReverNation to put some of the songs recorded with Ardour.  I should put 
an Ardour logo on my group page.  And write what was done with Ardour, 
and a link to Ardour's site.  I'll try to do it this week-end.


Patrick Shirkey wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-05-15 at 20:53 -0500, Jack O'Quin wrote:
> Here's another idea that wouldn't take much effort...
> Make an rss feed of the number of downloads and the number of
> subscriptions/donations. Add a ticker to show who has placed donations.
> Provide an optional opt out so that their name is not displayed on the
> ticker. 
> Put the download number and the donations number on the toolbar make it
> a clickable link through to the payment gateway page on the site and
> when you mouse over it could display the ticker. 
> This would provide advertising to companies directly to their target
> audience. It would also let people who donate see their name up in
> lights occasionally. It's unobtrusive but it is always on hence users
> who know nothing about the development paradigm for Ardour will be
> unable to avoid learning about it.
> Anyone who downloads will realise pretty quick the disparity in the
> number and the contributors. You'll soon see more donations coming
> through. 
> Offer a free tshirt for x amount donated and you'll give people even
> more incentive.
> But make sure the payment gateway supports more than paypal.
> Cheers.
> --
> Patrick Shirkey
> Boost Hardware Ltd.
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