[LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode003: commenting replies

J. Liles malnourite at gmail.com
Fri Aug 16 04:29:50 UTC 2013

On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 8:54 PM, hermann meyer <brummer- at web.de> wrote:

> Am 15.08.2013 23:49, schrieb Louigi Verona:
>  I'd rather be realistic than dystopian ;)
> I haven't listen any of your pod-cast’s 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
> contribution. ;-)
> 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 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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