[PD] documentation material for Pd related grants, funds, and prizes

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Fri Aug 17 12:31:19 CEST 2007

I think it's pretty apparently that no one is really "in charge",  
like an organization or Linus Torvalds is.  I suppose it depends on  
what you define as Pd.  Miller is in charge of the core code.  Linus  
apparently has final say over every module that is part of Linux,  
while any pure-data dev can add their code to Pd-extended.  You could  
say we are more Bazaar than Mr. Bazaar because the Pd Bazaar has a  
hand in the decision making.  :D

As for money, if people were paid to work on Pd, then people could  
spend solid, concentrated chunks of time on it.  We could also pay  
people to solve the hard annoying problems, or do cross-platform  
quality assurance, or things like that.  But for this to work, we  
need to have a decision structure that everyone thinks is fair.  I  
think we should talk about this at PdCon.

In any case I support your effort, I can help by tracking down  
supporting texts, etc.


On Aug 16, 2007, at 8:20 PM, marius schebella wrote:

> Hi,
> the "money for Pd" topic was already discussed often; pd licenses for
> universities, several other ways to support the development of pd like
> conventions, google summer of code and so on. although it never  
> lead to
> results...
> I was thinking of funds or prizes like the ars electronica festival. I
> am still not sure if Pd will fit in one of the categories, but I know
> that you have to send a DVD about the project/community. maybe the
> pdconv would be a good place for some interviews and shoot good  
> footage.
> one principle question for me with submissions is, if someone  
> should be
> in charge of the pd community? like an official speaker, or a table of
> people. honestly I think no, but without that it will be more  
> difficult
> to access some of the money. (does pd development need money at  
> all???...)
> the more tanglible question is, if there is someone who wants to help
> getting this done, filming, interviewing, cutting, writing, research.
> marius.
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