Re: [linux-audio-user] A couple of questions

From: tim hall <tech@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Fri Apr 14 2006 - 04:23:31 EEST

Hi John,

John Mulholland wrote:

> 1. Is there anywhere non programmers can suggest an application to be
> developed? I am sure there are many non programmers with great ideas
> lurking on this list.

Here? In my experience, this is the most difficult thing to do. Most
development around here is developer driven. The problem is that you
don't just have to get a dev interested in your idea, you have to get
them obsessed. Trying to commission a piece of music would be the same.
You could put out a request for a reggae track suitable for dub-mixing,
I would probably respond to that that all my ideas are pseudo-classical
right now, However, maybe if you catch me in a week when I've been
listening to Misty, dunno. Inspiration is difficult to pin down.

> 3. I have been chatting with Gianluca who runs openjay about the idea of
> putting together a little award or prize for the LAU community. Perhaps
> for the years best project or individual. It wouldnt be too difficult to
> set up a poll which people can suggest a project/person and vote on it.
> I am unemployed at the moment, but happy to contribute some funds. I am
> sure many others would be. It is another oppurtunity to give something
> back. What do you think?

Awards, prizes! great!-)

> 4. This may be a little off topic. In fact it is, but I hope it is of
> interest to people here. Apologies if not. Recently the Guardian
> newspaper in the UK has started a campaign to make govt collected
> information freely available. However, there approach is only free as in
> beer, not also free as in speech. I have been blogging about this for a
> while now and would appreciate some comments and support. You can read
> about it all here .

Stopped reading the Guardian since it lost all its decent writers and
became significantly more right wing. May be a good idea. I don't trust
their intentions.


tim hall
Received on Fri Apr 14 08:15:01 2006

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