After acquisition by a new company Audacity in the politics of implied
With an update to , there have been concerns that the well-known and open-source audio editor could be used to collect a lot of user data. In fact, users have even started making a spyware approximation for Audacity.
Audacity was acquired earlier this year by a company called Muse Group, which owns various music and audio software such as Ultimate Guitar, MuseScore and Tonebridge. When the acquisition was announced, it was promised that the software would remain free and open source. However, some sections of the community believe that the new policy of secrecy is against the ideologies and aspirations of the open source movement.
Contributors for Audacity have even begun work on both GitHub and Reddit platforms, with developers leaving to develop a new audio editor using Audacity code as the backbone.