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]: Comment by sicofante
by marcp on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 20:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by sicofante"
marcp
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2007-11-23

Just because someone is making money doing something doesn't mean they are just in it to make money.


That is NOT what I meant. First: I was not talking about any and every business. Second: I was talking in favor of open source. I was pointing out positive sides of Open Source by giving examples of close source failures. I realize it was some kind of generalization. I'm sure there are some good developers who write excellent code under closed source agreements. However: we don't know how many of them do it, because there is no access to their source code.

Thank you and have a nice day.

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