Audacity is one of the best known audio editors in the world of free and open source, as well as being one of the most popular on Linux. Well, the company MUSE Group, which already owns the music notation software MuseScore and the Ultimate Guitar community, has announced the acquisition of Audacity, to continue to strengthen itself in the world of free audio software.
This change has been seen on the official website of MUSE Group, but there is no trace of the news in the official Audacity project. Either way, the important thing is that the acquisition assumes that ownership of Audacity now passes to this group, but the program will remain free and free, so your users and the community have nothing to fear.
Ultimate Guitar would also become part of this group in the same way, since this platform would be founded in 1998 by Eugene Naidenov, and it acquired MuseScore in 2017 and would go on to lead the MUSE Group company. Therefore, this other new movement is a natural progression to continue evolving as a company and to be more complete in terms of the solutions they can provide.
The goal is to continue improving solutions for professional and amateur musicians. In addition, the group will also bring positive things to the Audacity project itself, as Naidenov announced plans to actively contribute to the project, hiring developers and senior designers to contribute. And, it seems, that future changes will be aimed at improving the interface without affecting UX (user experience).
We will have to wait if the future versions Audacity have major changes to their graphical user interface. Something that would not be bad to enhance it a little. For the moment, you can continue to enjoy the current version that you can download from your Official site.