Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 13th Feb 2007 00:09 UTC, submitted by Dolores Parker
General Development 14 months ago, the Autopackage project was small and active, and members sounded optimistic about its success. Now, although the alternative installer project continues, progress has almost come to a halt. The #autopackage channel on sits vacant most days, the developer blogs cover almost anything except the project, and commits to the source code repository have become rare. Formally, the project is still alive, but the major contributors all agree that it is faltering. So what happened?
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Don't need ISVs?
by mikehearn on Tue 13th Feb 2007 11:49 UTC
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I'm kind of amazed people still argue that nobody needs ISVs. There is a lot of software out there with no exact open source replacement, and for which there probably never will be. For example, World of Warcraft (in fact any modern 3D game) or Google Earth.

I guess you can tell the millions of people who use these programs they shouldn't out of some misguided principle, but you wouldn't get very far.

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