Monday, April 9

Help Free and Open Source Project 'Open Octave' and Win a Computer [i7, 24GB RAM, 3TB Hard Drive]


Update 2: The campaign is back online. You can donate to Indiegogo page but all the giveaways are taken back because of some legal issues.

Update 1: The campaign has been suspended because of some confusion and miscommunication. More details here.

Open Octave Studio is a free and open source music production software and digital audio workstation (DAW).

Open Octave Studio doesn't charge any licensing fees but have lots of features at par with many other commercial solutions. The application is written in Qt and you can install 2011 version on Linux by following instructions from here. If you are using Ubuntu, a PPA is also available.

Now Open Octave Studio 2012 is coming and they need your help in raising $50,000.


These funds will be used to pay developers who are working on bringing new features.
  • Video Tracks
  • Cross-platform: Windows & Mac Support
  • Surround Sound Mixing
  • Integration for Syncing with MuseScore Notation Editor
  • New Editing Canvas
  • Enhance the Default Sample Library
  • Audi Import / Clip Management
  • Large Time Clock Widget
  • Project Navigation Bar
  • Better Automation Tools
  • Better Plugin Support
  • Better Controller Input Support
  • All the bells and whistles requested by the Open Octave community
OOS 2012 is making good progress and many of these features are already implemented. Check out the changelog and roadmap from here.

You can donate funds to Open Octave project at Indiegogo page (minimum $5). If the project is successful in raising $50k, you can win following grand prize.


This workstation is powered by Intel i7, 24 GB RAM and 3TB Hard Drive. Winners will be chosen by drawing an entry from all contributions of $100 or more.

There are other prizes as well:



For more details check out their website and funding page. See Open Octave in action on their Youtube Channel.
Thanks to Alvaro Lara Cano

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