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[2]: Open Source email clients
by Nth_Man on Sun 22nd Jul 2012 13:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Open Source email clients"
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Most of the Sparrow's users are probably non-programmers. [...] As such Sparrow's user base aren't equipped to continue development even if they had the source code.

You know, people that can't do plumbing at their home... contract plumbers. If a user can't program, he can contract programmers.

If people has the source code, it leaves an open door.

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