[linux-audio-dev] Re: Behringer

Marek Peteraj marpet at naex.sk
Fri Dec 3 12:33:41 EST 2004

> I am not sure that providing opensource drivers is risk free, and I am a huge 
> proponent of oss.  You do not sound like a lawyer,

I am one. 

> > Better luck next time. ;)
> >
> > I'd give it one more chance and post a 'rme - take action' letter to lad
> > and lau which would encourage people to go to the rme forum, tell them
> > that their using their hw, what kind of hw they have purchased and that
> > they would continue to do so in the future. But i fear that a lot of
> > people would just ignore it, thinking to themselves 'my vote doesn't
> > count, they will ignore it anyway, it's a waste of time, there's just 5
> > of us' or similar. I might be wrong. If somebody wants to encourage me
> > in doing this i'd be glad to do it. I'd also encourage to write polite
> > letters if that's what suits the majority here ;)
> >
> Politeness is almost always a better approach to get what you want.

Your opinion. Mine is - depends. In this case...not. For various

> > If we'd achieve a fairly large number - say 100, the consequences would
> > be either:
> >
> > - RME reconsidering their decision
> > - raising interest of all the RME customers in linux audio, because
> > virtually everyone there is able to try it out on a "professional
> > level". Except the fireface users(minority still, since it's a new
> > device). which if successful, would most likely bring RME to reconsider
> > their postion anyway.
> >
> The number of interested people is not the only factor in RME's decision.  
> I would be surprised if a mere 100 people would have any impact at all. 

You'd be surprised.

>  This 
> is not to say that I do not support such efforts, just be a little more 
> realistic with the expectations.

I could tell the same to you.


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