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posted by Fnord666 on Friday August 21 2020, @06:12PM   Printer-friendly
from the oops-our-bad-sorry dept.

Adobe Lightroom iOS update permanently deleted users' photos:

A recent update to the Adobe Lightroom app permanently deleted some iOS users' photos and presets, an Adobe rep confirmed on the Photoshop feedback forums. Adobe has since corrected the issue, which was first spotted by PetaPixel, but not before drawing the ire of many disappointed users.

[...] Needless to say, users who had just lost photos and presets were not happy. "Rikk, we understand the announcement, however this doesn't solve the problem," wrote Ewelina Wojtyczka. "People lost months/years of their work. Apologies will not bring it back."

Adobe hasn't further commented on the bug outside Flohr's post. [...] While Adobe shouldn't be let off the hook for this error, perhaps the importance of multiple backups is the hard lesson we can learn from this.

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 21 2020, @11:11PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 21 2020, @11:11PM (#1040151)

    Right - put it into the public domain. Watch it wither and die, same as Firefox Internet Explorer.


    Like most open source projects, Firefox has the opportunity to live long after its developers quit (if and when that comes) -- but not so for proprietary projects. Anyone who relies on a proprietary project that is shut down (and there have been plenty of them) is S.O.L.

    Additionally, Firefox will certainly be around for a long time in the form of it's many derivatives using its open source core. Speaking of Firefox, Firefox OS is still actively developed as KaiOS, with 100+ million users worldwide -- how is that for an OS that "withered and died."

    Open source still hasn't found the solution to paying developers on a consistent basis.

    You mean like how Red Hat/IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, etc. actively pay open source developers?

    Some folks develop open source products to make a living, and some develop open source products just to fill a need or for the principle of it. Some do it for all of those reasons.

    RMS was wrong. And look what it got him in the end.

    Thank the deities for RMS! We need more people like him to fight the good fight! The world would be decidedly worse if people like you had their way.

    By the way, what RMS's pure, staunch stand on open source and privacy "got him" was a lot of respect from important players in the industry. More importantly, it got him (and everyone else) the freedom to use more secure and more innovative software than closed source, software that is open for all to review and to contribute to.

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