Over time, Audacity has developed a large and loyal user base suitable for a successful open source software – some defined as “default” by a few voice editors and podcasts. As the software has changed hands in recent months, it has not stopped harassing users – this time they are not protesting and moving forward.
Summary of previous chapters
Two months ago The problems of the Odyssey began In front of users. This happened after a group called Muse Group, which had promised to keep the Odyssey open source, acquired it, and the whole purpose of the acquisition was to make it easier to use and add features to it.
The problem started a few days after Audacity took over, when requests for collecting analytics began to appear among users – something that did not exist before the popular software joined hands. Audacity clarified that the analytics to be collected is completely unknown. Similar analytics include the start and end of the application’s usage, the errors that users encounter while using it, the types of files that users edit, and the operating systems that Audience wants.
Users do not like changes made by new owners to the most popular software – in practice they are turned off by default and only select the user’s analytics collection (select -in). At Odyssey, they tried to put out the fire, and izing says that the option only exists in versions that can be downloaded via GitHub – which means that other versions of the software (forks) do not contain the code to collect this information. To please them.
But then came the new update
The “follow-up” doesn’t end there, because the parent company of Odyssey decided to gather more information about software users – so they can give it to law enforcement if needed. Audacity’s new policy states that users can collect “information needed for law enforcement, legal proceedings and authorities.”
Moving on to actions