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==Gale wrote by email 14Dec16==
 
On the whole I think there may be a case for moving most of those
 
links to Wiki and doing away with that Links page.
 
 
 
There are no reciprocal link agreements that I am aware of for that
 
Links page, so the case is different to the distributors page where
 
there were "agreements", in some sense.
 
 
 
The rationale for the Links page was as James stated, I believe,
 
but I think we could constrain the links by perceived usefulness.
 
 
 
As one example, I think it good that some users might see the link for
 
Avidemux and so remux their Audacity-edited audio without damaging
 
the video, rather than lossily re-encoding their video in Movie Maker or
 
whatever.  OTOH I see little purpose linking (solely) to Ardour as an
 
example of a DAW/audio editor. They have set their stall against
 
supporting Windows, and only a vanishingly small proportion of our users
 
could manage their learning curve, I suspect.
 
{{note|'''Gale (later):''' Ardour does now offer trialware binaries for Windows (and Mac) that insert periodic silence. If you are not prepared to build Ardour, for which process Ardour say they offer no
 
help, then you have to pay for a non-crippled version. }}
 
 
 
If the links are likely to be more findable on Wiki, on "Beyond Audacity"
 
pages about specific tasks or about other apps, then I think it's OK to move
 
them there. But is that supposition of more findable on Wiki likely to be
 
true? We may have to put some work into making it so.
 
 
 
Note that on WIki (and in the Manual) we do recommend commercial or
 
closed source applications (which I think is OK if they are known excellent
 
and if we recommend more than one). Where links are not constrained to
 
open source only, we could mention other useful apps like Foobar 2000.
 
 
 
It is of course our decision not to put current Audacity up on SourceForge.
 
SF is still a useful open source repository, but I don't think we want the
 
maintenance of constantly checking up on whether they have gone back to
 
aggressive or deceptive advertising, so better to remove those SF links.
 

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