My point about Harrison is that they probably could have make better buiseness working totally with proprietary softwares, disdaining Linux, not giving a shit about Ardour
I don't know about that - I can't speculate on what it may have cost them to use free software as the base for their product, but to the best of my knowledge you can't download / inspect / modify / build from source the Mixbus DSP or the Harrison plugins. If that is the case, then by all the definitions I'm familiar with it implies that while Ardour is open source, I would consider Mixbus to be proprietary.
@nedzad: Couldn't agree more, as an analogue engineer long before I became involved in DSP, the main focus of my software has been to take what I hoped was a good understanding of analogue equipment and try to replicate what makes it so sought after. I'll leave others to judge whether that's been successful, but for me analogue has always been the benchmark for determining the (sonic) quality of any digital alternative.
I would consider Mixbus to be proprietary.
Hum..., we both agree with that. And i think you actually understood what i was meaning. Just in case i'm wrong about that i'll repeat it differently. The point is not that Mixbus is proprietary software or not (the same with your plugins) but that they're friendly to the free software world and that they put Linux on the same level than the two other OS. Even if they make their money from Windows and Mac, probably not from Linux. I guess it's clear told like that, isn't it ?
Else you didn't anwser one of my questions, but you're free not to do it of course. If you don't answer it i guess we can stop here, do we ?
but that they're friendly to the free software world and that they put Linux on the same level than the two other OS
And your implication is that in some way I am not? I have as I said, always been entirely open about my reasons for developing software for linux, and that has not changed. I resent any accusation implied or otherwise, that I am in some way exploiting linux for commercial gain, when I have in fact spent / risked considerable amounts of my own money (and time) developing products I believe in, as a user as well as a developer for linux, often for very little return in the long term. The responsible commercial decision therefore has to be to look at other opportunities and to allocate the available resources accordingly. I don't regard that as a betrayal of any commitment I have made to developing for linux.
My original comment about other operating systems was intended to point out that if someone just wants to set up a working DAW, and therefore buys a new PC, most likely with another OS pre-installed, then it might make more sense to use some of the software available for that platform is that not a reasonable (and I would have thought, entirely obvious) suggestion?
I have decided to stay out of this for the time being, other than to say I support LinuxDSP's reasoning and he has been quite open about all of this in the past. I don't read it as he has betrayed Linux in any way shape or form, he is trying to make a living, simple as that.
Everybody have to make a living, even the thousands of devs who work on Debian for free for instance. And a lot of people benefit (even financially for some of them) of their work.
The future will tell if it's wrong or not anyway. If the feeling i had about your statements here is wrong then i apologize in advance and i'll be more than happy to buy your future plugins. If it shows to be right, then, well, life goes on.
Now i'd rather spend my time working on my songs, i wish you all the best. Bye.
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