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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by lucas_maximus on Sun 22nd Jul 2012 16:43 UTC
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The original developers aren't around, everyone makes the assumption because it is open source, it is easily supported.

Without a full set of documentation and a team willing to take over the project. Doesn't necessarily mean that the project will be taken over.

The million man developer army is a myth.

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