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Petition to turn Winamp into open-source software hits 25,000 signatures

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Nov 2013 21:01 User comments (2)

Petition to turn Winamp into open-source software hits 25,000 signatures Our most read article of the past week was the news that AOL had announced the shutdown of popular cross-platform media player Winamp.
Despite rumors that Microsoft may come to save the day, one fan took matters into his own hands, starting a petition on Change.org the day of the announcement begging AOL to make the software open-source rather than shutting it down for good.

The petition has now reached 27,000 signatures, with 35,000 being the necessary minimum for "change."

Reads the page:

After more than 15 years and millions of users worldwide, Winamp Media Player will cease forever as of 20th Dec 2013.

Winamp is the best media player ever built. If there were other alternatives that would be fine. But there is nothing that can do what Winamp can do. It is the most versatile media player on earth.

It can't be left to die. It must live on.

If AOL allows it to go open source it WILL live on forever and be in the hands of people who love it and use it every day.

Please help by asking AOL to keep it alive or allow this software to go open source.

By signing this petition you are proving to AOL or other investors that:

1) Winamp has a lot more supporters than they may think. Show them you do care about what happens to Winamp

2) there IS a need to keep this project alive

3) if it cannot be kept alive in one form or another then it's source code needs to be released to the public

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2 user comments

127.11.2013 8:51

I remember the days when I had over 2000 MP3s in my library. Winamp was my go to player and I loved it. Now I use Pandora. They store the files for me and always seem to know what I want to hear. I could go on and on but my point is..Back in my MP3 days you could not have convinced me I would ever give it up to a streaming site. Along with the need for the library went the need for Winamp. It's kinda like my stacks of 500+ CD's I built up gathering dust in the basement or that cooler full of cassettes I finally threw away years ago. You served me well friend and I will always love you but I gotta move on.


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

227.11.2013 16:18

that would be an awesome choice! make it so AOL!

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