tramp wrote:the Commercial World take over Linux, and, there seems to be no way to stop this thinking.
So, Ardour is partially financed by Harrison Consoles and Waves (previously by SSL), VST3 is open source, Behringer transferred Tracktion Engine's source code to public domain, lots of plugins go open source (like those Spartan simplistic yet awesome Airwindows), and those are signs of “commercial world” taking over Linux? I didn't mention anything else (video/photo editors, CADs, web services, cloud, etc), I just tried to recall what I remember. If you didn't know, that “commercial multimedia world” is present in Linux ecosystem circa 1998 or even earlier, when they released “Titanic”. Since then, a rare movie was made without Linux and commercial software that runs on it (Autodesk Maya is still the most demanded, along with DaVinci Resolve and Lightworks). Now, Linux is used in almost every new synthesizer equipped with that fancy LCD touch screen, it powers almost all of the Internet, it nearly monopolized mobile devices market as bionic/Linux, known as Android OS, it took the lead in IoT applications, Automotive Linux is becoming the best automobile computer platform. Looks like it's Linux that took over commercial world and got its advantages and prizes for that, like: lots of hardware drivers in the kernel, new powerful file systems, gazillions of corporation backed open source software products (I bet you use one of them to read this forum, the most famous of them are called Chromium and Firefox), wide recognition even among “non-tech” people, military forces' trust (Pentagon and Russian Army rely primarily on Linux based systems), and a multitude of other stuff I'm too bored to list here. This is called progress, and I don't know why it's so painful for you to take. Yes, there's a hard competition in Linux software domain now, but how come is that bad? It only can mean we'll get more awesome stuff, be it paid or not, running on our favorite GNU/Linux. I personally have nothing against paid software if it's priced reasonably. I know that programmers are people too. They need to pay their checks, buy food, travel, renew their hardware… Enthusiasm is good, but life is cruel. We all still need a way to survive, and making good paid software available on GNU/Linux definitely isn't the worst. Would you protest against me selling my future CDs recorded, mixed and mastered on Linux? I think the answer would be “no”. By the way, Cut Through stuff is good and very reasonably priced. It's only $35 for all-in-one bundle, which is very down to earth compared to iZotope, Waves, FabFilter etc.