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Submission Lead Ardour developer laid off

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."

Submission Solid State Logic fires Paul Davis

thorwil writes: "After only about a year of employing Paul Davis (former 2nd employee at, 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."

Submission Finally, FUSE on OS X

Blago writes: "Google has made available the first public release of MacFUSE. For the lazy folks, there is also a precompiled binary version that ships with sshfs, ntfs-3g (r/w), ftpfs (r/w FTP), wdfs, cryptofs, encfs, bindfs, unionfs , and beaglefs. Just download, uncompress and rsync."

It's OK to keep AIMing 305

fooby12 writes "According to the Univeristy of Toronto instant messaging does not hurt the grammar of the people who use it. From the article: "With 80% of Canadian teenagers using instant messaging and adopting its unique linguistic shorthand, many teachers and parents are concerned about the medium's potential to corrupt kids' grammar. But instant messaging doesn't deserve its bad reputation as a spoiler of syntax, suggests a new study from the University of Toronto.""

E3 2007 A More 'Targeted' Event 76

simoniker writes "Following some rampant media speculation over the weekend, the ESA trade organization has released an official statement on the future of the E3 game trade show, revealing that it is not cancelled outright, but is rather 'evolving into a more intimate event focused on targeted, personalized meetings and activities.' E3 2007 will still take place in Los Angeles next year, according to the ESA's Doug Lowenstein, but 'will not feature the large trade show environment of previous years.'" Which is to say, it's not really E3 anymore.