"What image comes to mind when you hear the word "smuggler?"
Shifty eyes, a trenchcoat, a clinging scent of dog-diverting coffee
grounds? Perhaps. A self-described wimp from northern California
who digs Anime and contributes to SourceForge? Probably not--but
that's just who has been slipping free software into Microsoft
"Avery Lee, a 21-year-old computer science student in his
fourth year at the University of California at Santa Barbara
(UCSB), is developing a video capture program called VirtualDub.
It's faster than any other software made for the purpose, very
popular among SourceForge downloads, protected by the GPL--and it
runs on Windows."
"Lee became interested in video capture and editing in
connection with his passion for Japanese animation, or Anime. No
readily available software at the time would capture video at the
speed and quality he wanted, so he wrote his own."