[Ardour-Users] What is to be watermarked?

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Wed Aug 11 06:04:02 PDT 2010

On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 4:06 AM, John Rigg <au at jrigg.co.uk> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 12:02:35PM +1000, Ross Johnson wrote:
>> Kevin Cosgrove wrote:
>>> Not sure the sample size of volunteered information would be
>>> significant enough.
>> The sample size is nowhere near as important as getting a random sample,
>> which is the biggest problem I see with these schemes.

its only an issue for certain uses of whatever information resulted.
as a way to guage the likely size of the user community, and its split
between linux and OS X, its probably not that important for it be
highly random. to distinguish between linux distros, it might be more
important for it be genuinely random.

>>> Maybe allowing Ardour forum members to fill out a user profile
>>> would help?  I'd do that.
>> People always appear to be very keen to list their equipment and use.
> I'm pretty sure commercial users will be less willing than hobbyists
> to give detailed information. That will skew the sample.

there's never been any question about collecting detailed information
via an automatic mechanism. that's simply not on the table.

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