The definition of open-source software from Wikipedia is as follows: Open-source software (OSS) is computer software with its source code made available and licensed with an open-source license in which the copyright holder provides the rights to study, change and distribute the software for free to anyone and for any purpose.
Most video editors who want to try open-source video editing software don’t want to spend their time programming or fixing bugs. So, in the context of our industry, I use the term open-source to include (in addition to the above definition) the concept of ‘free’ software. Some of these sources have a vested interest in their development and distribution.
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