I downloaded Ardour from Ubuntu because I wants to record my voice and just generally interested in Ardour.
To my knowledge, Ardour is a GPL licensed software.
Source code is free to download but Ardour charge for binary.
I read a lot of topics in Ardour forum before I made this account to write this post.
I noticed Paul didn’t like downloading Ardour from Ubuntu or any other similar Distros.
He wants people to support development because no money, no development.
I understand. He even said to a guy who uploaded Ardour binary file to the Archive.org
" you’re responsible if the revenue drop" . I don’t remember the exact words but it’s quite similar.
I’m now really guilty because I downloaded Ardour from Ubuntu.
I can’t pay Ardour because Paypal banned my country.
We can’t also use any other international payments. The only option to buy software or apps is from mobile phone internet service provider company like Telenor. I bought a few apps just by topping up my phone bill.
But it’s only work for android apps.
I was happy to discover Ardour 4 days ago.
( I’m not a musician , I’m a 3D Graphic Guy).
I noticed Unfa is the (almost) only one who is making Ardour Videos on Youtube.
I was thinking maybe I can make easy video about Ardour to attract new people.
I was like " opensource …yay…I’m gonna introduce to new people".
Just like Blender 3D which is also GPL licensed software.
But now I decided to not to make Ardour videos on Youtube because Paul will get upset
if more people are downloading Ardour from Ubuntu or similar repositories.
I’m now thinking to just use Audacity for recording and not play around with Ardour.
I’m really guilty guys. Paul made Ardour GPL but he will upset if someone compile it from source. I don’t wanna make Paul upset. I respect his hard works.
I can’t even write hello word in C++ not to mention a full blown DAW.
So… Am I allowed to download Ardour from Ubuntu and
can I attract other people to use Ardour (maybe the same way that I downloaded)?
I love Blender 3D and I always say people how awesome blender is, and I told them to download and try Blender 3D.
But I think I shouldn’t do the same to Ardour, right?
I shouldn’t tell people to download and try Ardour from free sources like ubuntu
because Paul gonna upset. And I don’t wanna drop his revenue.
Please tell me what to do. I’ll be fine whatever you guys say.
After all, I just wants to record my voice and try an opensource DAW.
Maybe audacity is good enough for me.
I don’t really feels like belong to this forum either. This place full of professional Musician and I’m like " I know G Em C D on guitar".
Sorry for my english guys. I’m an asian who rarely speak english.