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[3]: Commercial Video Editors
by nt_jerkface on Mon 11th Jan 2010 11:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Commercial Video Editors"
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

I doubt anything will change.

Shuttleworth needs to provide an app store so proprietary developers can charge for binaries and expect those binaries to not be broken with updates.

He doesn't have the balls to do that. He'll probably just add a donation button and call it a compromise.

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merkoth Member since:
2006-09-22

I doubt anything will change.

Shuttleworth needs to provide an app store so proprietary developers can charge for binaries and expect those binaries to not be broken with updates.


Which, as said, is already in the works. A preliminary version was released together with Karmic.


He doesn't have the balls to do that. He'll probably just add a donation button and call it a compromise.


WTH are you talking about? Ubuntu has had commercial repositories for quite some time delivering Opera, Skype and some other tools: the only missing component is the ability to pay for said software right from the installer app.

Mark Shuttleworth has said many times that Canonical has to make Ubuntu a profitable product, and making the deployment of commercial software easier for third parties seems to be an immediate goal.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26


Mark Shuttleworth has said many times that Canonical has to make Ubuntu a profitable product, and making the deployment of commercial software easier for third parties seems to be an immediate goal.


I've haven't seen any evidence that he is going to provide an app store for closed source. I also see no evidence that he plans on ending the 6 month upgrade-n-break release cycle.

Linking to a couple commercial repositories is not the same as an app store.

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