Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode003: commenting replies

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To: hermann meyer <brummer-@...>
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Date: Friday, August 16, 2013 - 4:29 am

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On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 8:54 PM, hermann meyer wrote:

> Am 15.08.2013 23:49, schrieb Louigi Verona:

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True and well said. It sometimes seems like people think they are doing the
project or developer a favor by merely using it. Well, sure, it's good for
the ego to have the most popular whatever, but what is the value of having
1,000,000 users who never donate, who never submit bug reports, and who
only go around complaining that the thing they got for free doesn't work as
well as the thing that company X charges $700 for. Personally, I've
benefitted a greatly from free-software and I have also given a lot back in
return. I simply can't understand the mentality of those who take and take
and yet can't be bothered to do so much as alert a developer to a problem.
Progress doesn't just happen magically. It happens because people make it
happen. If anyone is frustrated with the glacial pace of whatever--they
just need to get off their ass and do something about it.

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On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 8:54 PM, hermann meyer &l=
t;brummer-@web.de&=
gt; wrote:
Am 15.08.2013 23:49, schrieb Louigi Verona:<=
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I'd rather be realistic than dystopian ;)

I haven't listen any of your pod-cast=E2=80=99s complete, but I guess I=
get the essence of it.
Let me answer from a developer point of view.

Just turn around your args, so, as a developer, if I want to know "who=
use my project", I've to add some bugs, or exclude some features,=
because users only contacting the developers if they wish something.

That is the realistic from the other side, and in the same way a useless co=
ntribution. ;-)

Linux (Audio) should be a community task, that requires contributions from =
"any member".
That means, if you take something, you have as well to give something.

True and well said.=
It sometimes seems like people think they are doing the project or develop=
er a favor by merely using it. Well, sure, it's good for the ego to hav=
e the most popular whatever, but what is the value of having 1,000,000 user=
s who never donate, who never submit bug reports, and who only go around co=
mplaining that the thing they got for free doesn't work as well as the =
thing that company X charges $700 for. Personally, I've benefitted a gr=
eatly from free-software and I have also given a lot back in return. I simp=
ly can't understand the mentality of those who take and take and yet ca=
n't be bothered to do so much as alert a developer to a problem. Progre=
ss doesn't just happen magically. It happens because people make it hap=
pen. If anyone is frustrated with the glacial pace of whatever--they just n=
eed to get off their ass and do something about it.
=C2=A0

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[LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode003: commenting replies, Louigi Verona, (Thu Aug 15, 11:23 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode003: commenting replies, J. Liles, (Fri Aug 16, 4:29 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode003: commenting replies, Leonardo Palomares, (Fri Aug 16, 5:58 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode003: commenting replies, Fons Adriaensen, (Sat Aug 17, 10:00 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode003: commenting replies, Fons Adriaensen, (Sun Aug 18, 11:25 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode003: commenting replies, Harry van Haaren, (Thu Aug 15, 11:42 am)