I've already got clues and I'm giving them to you about OmegaT. And I am someone who knows what they are talking about. I never said you insulted me, where did you read that? But you did mix up OmegaT and OmegaT+ and still have to some extent in this current reply.
"OmegaT+ is a solid and improving alternative to the incredibly expensive Trados."
Yes, this is the case, but I have only released one version of OmegaT+. So it is a little odd that you would think so. Insufficient information for you to come to that conclusion. When the next version (1.0.M2) is out then you might have a little more to go on.
"It's tough to master (as are all translation memory programs) and there may be questions re. compatibility, but it is Mac-compatible and doesn't force you to use Windows and Word for Windows, etc."
True. And newer OmegaT+ has improved compatibility on Mac (have been working on that in the past weeks).
" As to the perhaps justifiably (perhaps not) upset laseray, how you were treated while working on OmegaT software development is something that Macupdate posters know nothing about and may or may not be relevant to how well the software works, but what seems clear is that you have a grudge against the software maker that may be more properly discussed and settled in another venue, such as a labor rights and/or intellectual property rights case. Not here at Macupdate, in my opinion, though I'm honest enough to admit I may be wrong."
It is your opinion and I see no notice about not commenting on aspects beyond the basic usage or things that you deem appropriate. The points I make are germane due to the software being released as FOSS under the GPL. there is a whole philosophy behind that and it is very important, not just to me, but to the future of FOSS for projects to act properly. If projects do not want to conduct their activities in a just manner then they should go away or change their license.
"In any case, please premise all your comments with the information re. your past work with the OmegaT team and your grudge against them. It's the honest thing to do."
Excuse me, that would be rather long. Much of the activity is documented on public forums/mailing lists. And even if I point to proof, investigating by asking OmegaT (to see the other side) will only lead to them denying it, lying, and other incredibly skewed reactions. Plus I have already explained my position to others many times before. My inclination is to explain things in the way I want rather than having to submit a whole thesis before I may talk.
Anyway, as long as their no kind of limit on how I might comment, I will comment as I like.