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[3]: Open Source email clients
by arpan on Sun 22nd Jul 2012 15:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Open Source email clients"
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Examples of this happening in the past. It takes a lot of effort, although something like kickstarter may be useful.

In the past I've seen stats from open source projects which mentioned that less than 1% of users donate to the project. That's not a lot.

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