> I'm afraid it's not really a client/server relation and IMO you're a
> bit wrong with that assertion. It's more a server/user, and the service
> is free. The user in that case is free to use or not, there's no
> commercial contract between the user and the server/service. I don't
> think there's even a moral obligation for the server to accept any kind
> of criticism or request. You would contribute with sponsoring and
> donations, I would be the same. After that, it depends on people, both
> on server and user bases. According to the project team, it's often
> very different. And user requests are always taken into account
> differently, but this also depends on the user himself and the way he
> submit requests or feedback. Of course my words are mine (I'm a both a
> user and developer free and open-source software), I'm not talking in
> the name of the Gimp team.
Simply put, we have a primary goal: making GIMP a great tool for
advanced users and professionals. If we can make it better for users
who have simple requirements, then it's a nice coincidence (which
already is a case).
But we shall not reverse the strategy back towards folks who are happy
with a handful of filters and 8bpc, come hell or high water.