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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It's in the egotists interests of a lot of people to make difficult for the others to choose alternatives. So this way they have a vendor "lock-in", earning money through monopolies, leaving people without choice.


I have said before and will say again, it is in the interests of companies that create bespoke software to lock people in, not necessarily consumer software.

yes because one trial represents the all the customers that provide closed source software. Logic Fail.

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