View Full Version : Lightworks video editor coming to linux soon! Open source?

September 17th, 2011, 05:37 AM
Lightworks announced the first date when The video editing software might become available for Linux.

Our progress with porting Lightworks to Linux and Mac OSX is something we get asked about every single day. We’re happy to report that we are making huge strides towards completing the port and we’re aiming to have the first beta release available on 19th December 2011.
They are looking for Alpha testers for their release in the near future.

But I am very unclear about the way they are going to license the software.
They claim it will be open source. There is however a page offering lightworks in different versions; free and for money.

Lightworks Free Membership: Free Lightworks Educational Membership: £20 (€25, $30) per year Lightworks Professional Membership: £40 (€50, $60) per yearhttp://www.lightworksbeta.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=122&Itemid=263

September 17th, 2011, 09:03 AM
I read that they were 'in the process' of open sourcing it, so it probably will be down the road.

September 17th, 2011, 01:52 PM
I believe I read somewhere that they were going to open source the standard edition, and then charge for the extra-stuff in the pro versions. That's "charge" in lieu of paying an annual fee, I think it's aimed at companies and educational institutions.

Not optimal in terms of open source, but understandable, and a nice compromise considering the state of video-editing in Linux.