waiting for professional grade

Brian David beejunk at gmail.com
Sun Dec 6 00:26:12 GMT 2009

On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 6:18 PM, Brian David <beejunk at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 12:46 PM, Lindsay Haisley <fmouse at fmp.com> wrote:
> Lindsay, I agree with a whole lot of what you say, but this line is an
> example one of my greatest pet peeves in discussions like this:
> "The appropriate response to any criticism would be "if you don't like
> it, go buy Pro Tools."
> That is absolutely not the appropriate response.  The right response is, in
> fact, what a lot of devs on this list do, to their credit.  It is to ask
> those with criticisms to participate in development in some way.
> A comunity developed project is not well served by telling people to go
> take a hike.  And no project anywhere, community-developed or otherwise, is
> well-served by deflecting criticism with flippant responses.
> -Brian David

I should add, since we all know that tone doesn't come across in e-mails,
that I'm not suggesting that Lindsay is using flippant responses to deflect
criticism.  I refer only to those who earnestly use a statements like "if
you don't like it, go buy Pro Tools."

-Brian David
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