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Light Table is a new kind of IDE - a reactive work surface for the creation and exploration of our programs.
Light Table is a new kind of IDE - a reactive work surface for the creation and exploration of our programs.
7,317 backers pledged $316,720 to help bring this project to life.

Light Table is now open source!


Today's a big day for LT. Not only is it going completely open source, but we're also releasing 0.6.0 which includes the plugin infrastructure!

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    1. Giorgio Occhioni on February 16, 2014

      well, not entirely happy, Backed the project with 130$ and got the t shirt, so most of my backing went to finance the OSS version...

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      MgkCrgOjTav8 on February 16, 2014

      @Callum: well a license is supposed to give you access to a software. You do have access to Light Table, and its source code. The thing is, its not exclusive anymore and you could have gotten it without paying 15$ in the first place. But then again, this is Kickstarter and plans can change. And there is this motivation to support the creation of Light Table.

    3. Callum MacKendrick on February 11, 2014

      I appreciate the frequent releases and I am all in favour of OSS. I don't care about the $15, but I think the people who supported this project on the basis of receiving a "license" (the majority btw - at 4258 backers) should get something, at least an acknowledgement that they paid for a thing they will never get. I'm going to put 'Got it!' on my little Kickstarter tracker page, but what I really got was ignored.

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      MgkCrgOjTav8 on January 24, 2014

      @Nick: during the funding period a second 15$ pledge level was added which promised the backer a license. Now that Light Table is open source, this is obsolete. So in short: no.

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      Nick Cregan on January 19, 2014

      I know this may sound a bit odd but should I have got something for my $15 That I gave 20 months ago? I'm not concerned, just interested. Any info would be very much appreciated.

    6. Mark Bennett on January 12, 2014

      Thanks Chris. Great to see this happening!

    7. Callum MacKendrick on January 9, 2014

      What will you for people who contributed on the basis of receiving licenses?

    8. David Beegle on January 9, 2014

      So, this means no licenses to Light Table then, right?

    9. Christopher Mayfield on January 8, 2014

      yeah I knew you were going to say that :-)

    10. Brijen Jaans on January 8, 2014

      Very nice -- Cheers to everyone who helped make LightTable a reality!

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      LSH on January 8, 2014

      as soon as you get cracking writing them

    12. Christopher Mayfield on January 8, 2014

      so how long until perl or git plugins?