GigaStudio open source?

If you’re a fan of GigaStudio, you were probaly quite annoyed on hearing the news that Tascam is to stop developing and supporting it, however there may still be light at the end of that very dark tunnel.

A petition site, Open GigaStudio, has apeared, and its proprietors hope that if enough people post on it, Tascam will be persuaded to make the code for the software open source.

This sounds like a fine idea to us: GigaStudio has an army of loyal users, and it’d be great to see them given the chance to develop and support it. Many of them have invested considerable amounts of time and money in the software and won’t want to see this go to waste.

Of course, Tascam may be waiting to see if they can find a buyer for the code before they give it away, but if there aren’t any takers, MusicRadar can’t see any reason for them to hold it hostage.