[linux-audio-user] Linux audio sites on the www

Ivica Ico Bukvic ico at vt.edu
Tue Oct 31 07:42:56 EST 2006


If you are interested in helping with the consortium's mission for whose
existence (at least web-wise) you've pretty much spelled the reasons out
below, do not hesitate to contact me.

Best wishes,

Ivica Ico Bukvic, D.M.A.
Linuxaudio.org Director
Virginia Tech
Department of Music - 0240
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-1137
(540) 231-5034 (fax)
ico at linuxaudio.org

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-audio-user-bounces at music.columbia.edu [mailto:linux-audio-
> user-bounces at music.columbia.edu] On Behalf Of Mathias Friman
> Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 7:35 AM
> To: A list for linux audio users
> Subject: [linux-audio-user] Linux audio sites on the www
> Hi list.
> In my quest for good audio related documentation for the Linux platform,
> several things
> strike me:
> 1. It is very scattered around the internet.
> 2. It has no unified structure
> 3. It is, in some cases, downright ugly. ;)
> Don't take this as critisism of webdesigning skills on a community wide
> basis, I know
> most of the people responsible for the websites have better things to do
> than to put
> days or weeks designing their content to please the eye. As everyone knows
> already,
> content is king and webdesign is for sissies. ;)
> However, a non-cluttered look and feel should make a newcomer more
> inclined to find what
> they seek, a link-farm of some sort would enable people to delve further
> into the world of
> linux audio and so on and so forth. It seems to me that most places
> throughout the Linux
> audio community are scattered like islands in a very big ocean with
> nothing to bridge them.
> I was thinking about a top row somewhat like the OSTG-bar on slashdot.org
> and the like,
> with maybe 6-10 of the most central sites in the linux audio community.
> Any rating of
> these sites will not be done by me, that's for sure. ;)
> The thought was to incorporate this bar on as many sites as possible, with
> a central link
> repository of some kind. How do you feel about such an idea?
> I'm willing to implement it, it there's any interest.
> Regards,
> Mathias

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