> (Personally, I still think ALSA was a mistake. These days all it amounts to is Linux being incompatible with every other UN*X OS's sound interface, practically _forcing_ developers to pick a sound server or wrapper library or some such just to have their damn app work on more than one distro.)
It's too bad that OSS didn't open source itself much sooner. It had lots of improvements that no distro could ship and the kernel couldn't support.
Considering the lack of resources devoted towards Linux sound driver development I think that the Alsa folks have done a good job.