[LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode003: commenting replies

J. Liles malnourite at gmail.com
Fri Aug 16 17:32:26 UTC 2013

On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 10:23 AM, Egor Sanin <egor.sanin at gmail.com> wrote:

> I shall contiribute my voice, too.
> On 8/16/13, hermann meyer <brummer- at web.de> wrote:
> [SNIP]
> > Move your ass and work on it to make it better, there is no other way
> > around. It didn't help to just blame those who do the work, they wasn't
> > burn as developers, they become developers because they have moved there
> > asses.
> >
> > If you see a other way, let us know.
> It is important to note that time is a finite quantity in the physical
> reality we are all a part of.  This fact limits the amount of "work"
> any one person can perform.
> "Work" can be of different types.  The comment above suggests to me
> the opinion that the "work" of developers is of higher value because
> to become a developer one has to "move their ass."  The problem with
> this statement when talking about audio software is that just having
> the software is pointless.  The software is made to be used to create
> music, or at least some sort of audio output.  People producing this
> output, often called musicians, also need to do a lot of "work."  To
> be a musician, one must also "move their ass."
> The "work" of musicians is different, but no less valuable than the
> "work" of developers, so let's not get our egos too hot here.  Just
> because one person does not have enough time to perform developer
> "work" because most of his time is spent doing musician "work" (please
> research the amount of music that OP has produced with Linux audio
> software) is no reason to make him a scapegoat.
> And a not on the "goal" of OP's podcasts (I am not speaking for him,
> rather simply providing my interpretation): a piece of criticism is
> usually created to generate discussion.  In the most basic form, this
> is enough of a reason to do something.

An interesting point. As a though experiment: pretend you are a musician;
if someone came to you asking you to rewrite your song to better suit their
listening needs, how would you respond?
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