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

marius schebella marius.schebella at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 16:37:54 CEST 2007

Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> I think it's pretty apparently that no one is really "in charge", like 
> an organization or Linus Torvalds is.  

yes, there is this community gathering around Pd and people are putting 
lot of work into the project; developers, patch coders, users, artists, 
tech/industry people, teachers, students, people who provide 
infrastructure, servers, rooms, hosting, web designer, people who work 
on tutorials, help patches...

> I suppose it depends on what you 
> define as Pd.  

I am talking 1) about the "core" software (incl. different branches) and 
2) about everything that is distributed with it, patches and 
infrastructure. not about applications coded with pd.

> Miller is in charge of the core code.  

I admire Miller, and what I am saying now could start a flame war: I 
think that does not necessarily have to be.

> decision making.  :D

that is the crucial point.

> 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.

If there is no "big head" then initatives like summer of code are a good 
alternative. encouraging people to set up their own project, funding, 
and being in charge of what to do with money.

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


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