yeah, its getting a lot of attention, with mostly very positive feedback.
(SonicTalk featured it yesterday, and they were heaping lots of praise on it)
Im actually quite interested in it due to the code they have open sourced.
I also read the 'open source' tag line a little different , many basically read open source = free.
But I dont, and I dont think thats what VCV is either... I think VCV rack has a different 'dream'.
I think the idea is, because its open source, ANY developer can create new modules for it... its an open API.
This I think is much more interesting ... to have virtual modulars take off in way similar to eurorack, we need:
- an API, similar to VST, that is free, and available to any developer(big or small) to build new modules.
- an API, allows developers to potentially develop other HOSTs (again like VSTs)
- the API, needs to not be 'owned' by a company (as other companies don't like this much)
I think this is what VCV meant by it being open source, the rack and modules are just implementations, but they can be taken in other directions by others... alternative implementations.
sure this is perhaps not interesting to any one except developers until 3rd party developers starting adopting and create additional modules or rack implementations ... thats when users get the pay-off.
of course, that may not happen, again the nature of open source, 1000's of proposals/idea, and only a few stick, perhaps this will be successful, or perhaps it will just inspire something that will be 'the thing'
... this IS the spirit of open source, its not about free, its about sharing, its about allowing software/hardware to live in alternative forms, even if the original developer becomes uninterested. the software has its own life.