Re: poll : Advertising vs Linux Audio
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Personally, I'm averse against all forms of advertising :)That's interesting. So how do you feel about for example, Google? A Linux focused company that makes the bulk of it's revenue from advertising, that contributes a significant amount of money to open source development and even employs members of this the Linux Audio Community. They also happen to be one of the largest companies in the tech world.We're getting a bit OT here, but it's fun to get known to each other, isn't it..
Yes, please gentlemen tell us about that
RedHat is doing a fine job. But different rules apply: linuxaudio.org is a community site, RedHat is a company. Apples and Oranges.
May we eat Pineapples instead, or not ?
I recommend People to learn Debian, but it's good if they ask from Ubuntu instead of Wdw$...How about Ubuntu? Should Mark Shuttelworth feel sorry for advertising the viability of the ubuntu experience?My "ubuntu experience" is a rather sad story. I recommend to most PPL not to use Ubuntu.
Should they stop marketing and promotions?yes, I'd very much prefer that.What about Ardour and Harrison or even Trinity Audio Group? Should they stop accepting paid advertising or paying for advertising/marketing opportunities?There's advertisement on ardour.org ?
THERE IS, in the very center of http://ardour.org/ BUT, it's not necessary a bad thing... Means, Paul is one of the rare persons to live by FLOSS, every subscriptor knows that ! (at least, I do)))
Not to mention TV and Radio. Both industries represent a significant potential revenue stream for Linux Audio businesses./me does not have a TV nor Radio :)
/me the same for tv, but could you mention any FLOSS radio-tv ?
My personal opinion aside:
+1 on below :
Nobody complained that you put a link to _your_ site on the pages _you_ maintain on *.linuxaudio.org - but 3rd party interests - esp paid - is questionable.Do the other members of this community feel so strongly too? That advertising is without merit
Advertising, merit is not invoked in that, it's here to sell !!!
Plague is not appropriated, if you see what I means, some images are too strong...and should be avoided like the plague for fear of contaminating out precious Linux Audio Ecosystem.
Are we so succeptable to the evil powers of corporations that seek to control our message and brand
Brand, one more time....
that we cannot manage to hold our own ground and even take control
Keeping the control, yep, that's the point here !
of the message for our own purposes to promote the viability and power of the Linux Audio Platform and tools?
Again, the viability and power will never been aquired by advertise, but with proofs of viability and power, from mouth to ears...
probably not, but there's a big lack of manpower behind linuxaudio.org esp when it comes to bureaucracy, administration and PR. It'd be easy to subvert the medium and the message.
Hope it'll be not ! Fred
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