taybin writes: "The lead developer for Ardour has been notified that at the end of January, Solid State Logic will no longer pay for him to developer Ardour full time. Their sponsorship only lasted 10 months. They had reaffirmed their commitment to the Ardour platform as recently as November in a press release at the AES audio conference. The offical statement from Ardour is here."
thorwil writes: "After only about a year of employing Paul Davis (former 2nd employee at amazon.com), SSL cancels the sponsoring of Ardour (the only serious digital audio workstation on Linux), stating a "conflict of interest". The project is now looking for new sponsorship to keep development going at a good pace. See Ardour Seeks New Sponsorship."