AVLinux and Ubuntu Studio

Eric Hedekar afterthebeep at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 21:38:47 BST 2009

My apologies, this was inteded to be cc'ed to the ubuntustudio-dev list, not
the entire users list.  Please excuse this e-mail.

-Eric Hedekar

On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 1:28 PM, Eric Hedekar <afterthebeep at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Glen MacArthur,
> Hello, I'm Eric Hedekar, a fellow linux audio enthusiast and a contributor
> to
> the Ubuntu Studio project.  I recently was directed toward your AVLinux
> project
> by a person on ubuntuforums and I must mention that your solo work
> modifying
> the Ubuntu system is quite impressive, to say the least.  I don't doubt
> that
> you've put an extremely large amount of work into it.  It's also apparent
> that
> your packaging and linux customization abilities are very well developed.
> As you may or may not know, the Ubuntu Studio development team is quite a
> small (but growing) team of dedicated individuals.  It seems your work
> parallels
> the goals and aspirations of the Ubuntu Studio project and in some cases
> may
> even duplicate our work (the 'do the same thing twice' sort of duplicate).
> I
> personally believe it would serve everyone well for both projects to join
> forces;
> I think your energy and exuberance for getting the latest and greatest
> packages
> distributed combined with the Ubuntu Studio's rigorous testing, strict
> standards,
> and large community base can accomplish great things.
> Lately, some of the key Ubuntu Studio developers have expressed concern
> with
> the lack of other developers getting involved in the project and it seems
> to be an
> issue that has no easy solution.  I for one am attempting to ramp up my
> contributions
> to the project in hopes of creating an even better Ubuntu Studio
> distribution.
> However, as with all open source projects, success increases exponentially
> as
> the development team grows, and I would hope that you've also noticed this
> phenomenon.  I encourage you to join the Ubuntu Studio development team
> either
> through the IRC channel #ubuntustudio-devel on freenode, or the mailing
> list at
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-studio-devel or, even
> better, both.
> We would love to have your assistance!
> So to recap: come hack with us!  There's power in numbers and we need your
> help.
> Yours Truly,
> Eric Hedekar

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