Originally Posted by NJRoadfan
Having the source code is a GOOD thing. It allows anyone to update to program if it breaks in newer versions of Windows, fix bugs, and add features.
Yes and no.
When a developer releases source code on an old project (where source code was previously unavailable), it's generally a sign that the programmer has lost interest or moved on to other projects. On the part of the developer, this is a very noble and respectable gesture, as it means he or she would like to see it carry on in the hands of another open-source community developer.
However, with the rise of Chinese crapware in the past 5 years, coders from low-rent countries tend to simply steal the code and incorporate it into their monstrosity of a one-click program --- all for $39.95! From what I've observed in the past 3-4 years, you don't often see people taking over projects and continuing development, while retaining the original spirit of software freedom. I've seen a lot of that go on with WordPress themes and plugins in the past 2-3 years, and it's both sad and disgusting. In some niches, open source is very much on a decline, and video happens to be one of those areas where free tools seem to be. A lot of Windows, Linux and Mac OS X tools are aging, and many cease to function as the OS versions progress.
It's been more than a year since the source code was released for WinDV, and I'm not aware of anybody making good use of it. I mostly wanted to archive it here, just in case, should the original site disappear (as often happens, when somebody has lost interest).
I can't further the code, but I thought I could at least help in this small way, acting as archivist.