[Ardour-Users] Could this solve Ardour's financial headache?

John Rigg au at sound-man.co.uk
Thu Jan 8 10:29:16 PST 2009

On Wed, Jan 07, 2009 at 06:47:55PM -0000, John Emmas wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Kevin Cosgrove"
> Subject: Re: [Ardour-Users] Could this solve Ardour's financial headache?
> >
> >That's fine for the folks who get tarballs.  But, that also delays
> >wider testing because people might wait for a tarball to do their
> >testing.  How would that work?  Pay to be a tester?  Hmmm.
> >
> Flawed logic, I think - because anyone who only tests the "stable" versions
> isn't really a beta tester.  Beta testers would probably be the easiest
> category to deal with....  anyone who notches up a certain number of entries
> in mantis can apply to have their $35 refunded.  But I seriously doubt that
> anyone would ask for a refund.  Come on guys - we're talking about 35
> dollars here!

Right, so in addition to paying a monthly subscription, subscribers
who also contribute test reports of the svn code will have to
pay another $35 in order to do that. I can't see how that will encourage
regular beta testers (many of whom would already be subscribers, I'd guess).
Refunding after a certain number of Mantis entries wouldn't work for those
who submit reports and/or patches direct to the ardour-dev list.


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