GoldWave Inc. has provided high quality, affordable audio editing software for over 25 years. April 2023 will mark 30 years of GoldWave! We are very grateful for all of the support from our users and customers over these many years.
Keeping GoldWave relevant and useful in the future is our biggest challenge. Some work in that direction is ongoing with GoldWave Infinity, but we believe it is time for a more radical change. We want to take GoldWave Infinity to the next level by shifting to an Open Source development model. We are very excited about all the possibilities an opened sourced GoldWave will bring! By contributing to our open source goal, you will help to ensure that GoldWave continues to thrive and evolve well into the future.
We would provide all of the source code for GoldWave Infinity under an open source license (GPL or MIT). To do that, we would need to raise two million dollars. These funds will be used to:
Every contribution is important, so please consider one of these options:
Please note that cryptocurrency contributions are not updated in real-time.
* If we are unable to reach our primary funding goal or if we receive a substantially larger private acquisition offer, refundable contributions will be returned if possible (less transactions fees of about 4%). Non-refundable contributions will be used for continued GoldWave development. The final decision will be made on or before the 30th anniversary (April 28th, 2023).
# Native versions for Linux, and Android may allow more recording features, better access to files/storage, faster processing, etc. and is intended to be superior to the current native versions. Unfortunately native MacOS and iOS versions are not planned due to the complexity related to Apple's policies and certificates. The open source community is free to take up that challenge.