One of my co-workers was inquiring about why am I taking on such a large project? Was I going to get paid? If successful, would I become rich? So, I thought I would share my underlying motivations with everyone.
My motivations are simple: I want to create a powerful, stable, and artistically kick-ass video editor for all the Linux users in the world. That's it. No hidden agendas. And honestly, if their was already a kick-ass video editor for Linux (for free), I would never have started this project.
I really like the work that was done on Diva (a previously failed video editor), and I will definitely use that for inspiration. Here is a screenshot from the Diva project, may it rest in peace. =)
[screenshot of diva video editor: source]