Audacity has a new manager – what will happen to this iconic open source software? #Audacity #OpenSource @getaudacity
Audacity is a free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License, either version 2 of the License, or any later version.
Today Audacity posted the following on their website:
Martin Keary (aka Tantacrul) recently posted a super YouTube video about Audacity containing the following announcement:
“Audacity has just joined Muse Group, a collection of brands that includes another popular open source music app called MuseScore, which I’m currently in charge of. And since things are going rather well at MuseScore, I was asked to step up and also manage Audacity in partnership with its open source community. And just like we’re doing at MuseScore, we’re now planning on significantly improving the feature set and ease of use of Audacity – providing dedicated designers and developers to give it the attention it deserves – while keeping it free and open source.”
Adafruit loves Audacity. We specified using it (due to ease and cross platform compatibility) in converting sound files for use on microcontrollers (see the guide here).
Obviously, social media is abuzz about “the demise of Audacity” and the like. This does make things uncertain.
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