[PD] and it's PR/Marketing, or those

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Fri Oct 20 06:49:23 CEST 2006

On Oct 16, 2006, at 9:12 AM, jjjs wrote:

> hi
> On 10/16/06, Pete Hindle <petehindle at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
>> For instance, the website puredata.info could use some sprucing up.
>> I don't have any CMS axe to grind, but it would be nice if the front
>> page was less technobabble and more advertisement for PD.
> well, there seems to be some misunderstanding about open source  
> projects.
> there is no army of HTML designers ready to do this redesign. pretty
> much everything associated with pd was done because somebody gave
> their time to do it.
> so, *you* could do it [prolly involves work], but there's no one else
> who's going to pick it up. it's not like apple [ipod-land], where
> people are paid to do this kinda work. it's a community based project-
> uneven and irregular [like communities are].

I second that.  But people could be paid to do this work if people  
gave other people money to do the work.  That's how my Pd-extended  
distros started: people paid me to do it.



As we enjoy great advantages from inventions of others, we should be  
glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours; and  
this we should do freely and generously.         - Benjamin Franklin

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