Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Jul 2012 23:06 UTC
In the News Okay, so this is entirely new to me. Sparrow is was an email client for Mac OS X and iOS (and Windows), which brought a decent Gmail experience to these platforms - as opposed to Apple's own not-so-good Gmail support and Google's Gmail iOS application which, well, is just a webpage. Google has now acquired Sparrow, and basically all hell has broken loose, to the point of Rian van der Merwe writing that 'we' lost "faith in a philosophy that we thought was a sustainable way to ensure a healthy future for independent software development, where most innovation happens".
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RE: Open Source Is Mortal
by s-peter on Sun 22nd Jul 2012 06:05 UTC in reply to "Open Source Is Mortal "
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The article is about software which is fully functional and has user interest. In such case, with open source, even if the original developers lose interest, or there is a platform change, others will carry on development.

I don't think people have issues with open source projects dying if they never reached usable state and/or have no user interest; such project will die open source or otherwise, and that's just the way of life.

Is Black Mesa developed in an open source model? I couldn't find the source repository/download anywhere.

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