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[5]: Comment by marcp
by arpan on Sun 22nd Jul 2012 18:50 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by marcp"
arpan
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All these successful open source products are used by developers like you and me. And these developers are capable of contributing back.

But the web services that the consumers use that you mentioned like Google, Facebook, Twitter etc. are all closed source.

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