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General Discussions / Re: Music Bee source code
« on: March 06, 2022, 10:50:44 PM »
I had actually done a simple search before starting the thread. However, I had not seen the post you linked. I thought I'd heard that it was open-source on the front page, not the forum.
After reading through the post, it still seems nonsensical to me that the project is closed-source. Making it open-source would come at no cost to the developer, and would allow a lot more options to its users.
I also find hiccup's arguments about questuoning the reasoning behind the closed-source status of the project being somehow bad or rude rather foolish. For the record, I totally would ask a musician, an architect or a writer why their work isn't open source, given the same circumstances. No matter how good a piece of software or its developer might be, making it open source would allow its users to modify it to better fit their own needs. I personally could never have wished for a music player as good as MusicBee, but I could still think of a number of things I would do given access to the app's source code. It is apparent that hiccup's reasoning in the original thread stems from a deep misunderstanding of the appeal of open-source, and I hope they have since educated themselves on the concept.
To be honest, that last paragraph was mainly me taking out my frustration because it is highly unlikely that there is an open-source alternative that is anywhere near being anywhere near as good as musicbee. It is truly a shame.

General Discussions / Music Bee source code
« on: March 06, 2022, 05:13:41 PM »
I'm trying to find the source code for MusicBee. Where is it available? Or is it available at all? I do distinctly remember it claiming it was open-source, although after double-checking I haven't been able to verify that. I sure damn hope it is! It would be very practical, and I see no reason for it *not* to be open-source.

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