Re(1): There'll always be people who appreciate truly free software
Posted by: Anonymous
on August 04, 2008 12:20 PM
[QUOTE]Speak for yourself, I use the best tool for the job. If the best tool happens to be free so the much the better, but if the free tool can't compare to the proprietary "evil" solution than I use proprietary "evil" software. It has nothing to do with convenience and everything to do with the free tool not providing the functionality that I need[/QUOTE]
Eh? This is exactly the consumer mentality described above. It is very much your convenience defined by what you decide is the best tool for you to complete the job.
The whole idea of Free (as in Freedom, not beer) software is based on collaboration. Sure some things will not work as you want them to. In that case, please join the community to build a better solution. If you can't code, you can certainly test and submit bug-reports and feedback.
If you can't help bridge the gap between the GIMP and Photoshop, you have little right to comment on the deficiencies of the GIMP. People like you should most definitely stick to proprietary software - as all you care about is your personal convenience to "get your job done" using what, in your opinion, is the "best tool for the job".
Contrast people like yourself with the people behind Scribus. Those people behind Scribus could very well whinge like you and complain about the lack of DTP software on GNU/Linux. Note however, that they chose to do something about it instead.