OStatic: "EditShare, the company behind Academy and Emmy award-winning video editing software Lightworks announced plans to release its product under an open source license."
on 04/16/2010 – Made popular on 04/16/2010
The makers of the powerful video editing suite Lightworks have announced plans to “open source” the project. Lightworks is an award winning editor with impressive workflow capability and an intuitive interface, receiving high marks from professional and industry veterans. The software was recently used to edit movies including Shutter Island and Centurion. This decision [...]
ZDNet: "The idea is that you make the center of your product open source, but put the rest under a paid license. This is supposed to make your venture capital backers happy. You gain the benefits of open source but customers aren’t “stealing” the software."
the H Open: "As open source becomes more widely accepted, an obvious growth path for them is to be bought by a bigger, traditional software company. The concern then becomes: how does the underlying open source code fare in those circumstances?"
InfoWorld: "Source code availability is a central factor in establishing trust in the open source community, as knowledge that the source is available can often allay fears about the future of a particular open source project or product. And yet, this trust can often be overstated."
OStatic: "...exploring the fertile territory that surrounds a good idea can lead to other good ideas on a quick basis. If you think about it, that last concept is very central to how the best aspects of open source work."
MakeTechEasier: "The GIMP has been a poster child for the open source movement ever since it came out. It has been compared to Photoshop and has often been spoken of as the only worthy open source contender in the graphics editor category."