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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RE[4]: A common problem
by DerGenosse on Tue 12th Jan 2010 14:19 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: A common problem"
DerGenosse
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2010-01-11

It's not important for YOU. Being Open Source is a FEATURE. It means you can MODIFY the software to SUIT YOUR NEEDS. And don't tell me no consumer does it, THEY DO.

Don't quote me out of context. I was specifically referring to VFX studios. For them it is by and large irrelevant if an application is Open Source or not. They use what gets the job done most efficiently. In-house, open source, proprietary -- it really doesn't matter to them. What matters are costs and benefits.

And for the sake of god: Open Source is only then a feature, if you can leverage it, and always under the assumption that the code quality is at least above average! In your imagination every user is a hacker. Ever wondered why Linux can't grab more of the Desktop market? No? Thought so.

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