Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 11th Jan 2010 08:10 UTC
Multimedia, AV I followed the hype: Reddit, Slashdot's front page, months of thumbs up on my blog and various video forums by Linux users for OpenShot. Given that I'm longing for a usable Linux video editor since 2003, and given that OpenShot version 1.0 had just been released, I naturally gave it a go, by also downloading its provided dependencies on my Ubuntu Linux 9.10.
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I am not saying you have to like the program, just respect the fact that somebody is donating their work and at least giving you the chance to benefit from it. It isn't about a religious devotion to FOSS, or giving bad software a free pass. It's just common courtesy. You don't spit on someone who is being generous. If it is no good, or of no use to you, fine, say so, hopefully with good reasons, but don't be angry and belittle them. Constructive criticism is an essential part of open source development, but the attitude in this review was just mean. So much so that I feel it largely negated any of the legitimate issues the author touched upon.

If you paid for a service or product it makes sense be upset if reasonable expectations aren't meant. Not so with free stuff. I feel like the writers for a site like this should get that.

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