Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Audio Direction (was New Sound Subsystem Needed For Qt4/KDE4)

From: Jan Depner <eviltwin69@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Sat Jul 30 2005 - 20:01:21 EEST

On Sat, 2005-07-30 at 16:04, hanaghan@email-addr-hidden wrote:

> To the current Linux audio devs...Muse, Jack, Ardour, Rosegarden, Csound,
> Wired, etc all and any...what motivates you to create these apps? Surely
> it's not money? :) So what is it? Are you genuinely magnanamous? Did you
> have a need for yourself and decided to share? Are you a visionary? Do you
> do it just 'cause without need for acknowledgement?? This is not a
> judgemental statement on my part. If you will indulge me, I want to know
> what makes you spend the time you do on this stuff so guys like me can
> pilfer legally and freely your hard works and then subsequently bitch at
> random about how it doesn't work! :)(tongue in cheek bit). If you had
> your druthers and were tasked with organising one desktop dev group, along
> with the full crew of audio related devs and any other individual or
> clustered components needed (RT capable kernels, file systems, etc), how
> would you propose it be done. What parts might you organise and others
> leave as is? Is doing this in Linux a mutually exclusive based wall that
> was never intended to be scaled?

    One of the reasons that I started working on JAMin with Steve, Jack,
et al is that I was using Ardour. I had tried to contribute to Ardour
at first but it was too far along in development for me to jump in and
easily get acclimated. I didn't have the time to spend to get up to
speed. I felt that I owed something back to the community (and Paul in
particular) for the work that had gone in to the applications that I was
able to "pilfer legally and freely". As far as playing nicely together
is concerned, that's why we used JACK. JAMin was actually designed to
be the mastering backend to Ardour. I have to admit that once I got
started working on JAMin it was a hell of a lot of fun ;-) It seems to
me that some of the best ideas come from those who "bitch at random".

Jan "Evil Twin" Depner
The Fuzzy Dice
"As we enjoy great advantages from the invention of others, we should be
glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours, and this
we should do freely and generously."
Benjamin Franklin, on declining patents offered by the governor of
Pennsylvania for his "Pennsylvania Fireplace", c. 1744
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