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]: Open Source email clients
by westlake on Sun 22nd Jul 2012 19:22 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Open Source email clients"
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For example, we could talk about Humble Indie Bundle 'V', getting more than 5.000.000$ from people who liked it.


The Humble Bundle is eight Indie games which have had broad exposure and good reviews on the Windows platform and sells for 5 to 10 percent of retail list.

The return is typically $8 from the Windows gamer.

3/4 of the total.

$12 from the Linux gamer.

1/8-1/4 of the total.

Purchases are framed as "donations" --- with the return split between charities, developers, and the Humble Bundle itself. I don't believe HB has ever published a chart of the breakdown.

The Humble Bundle is a promotion. It builds awareness of Indie gaming.

But the direct cash return to the developer is small.

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