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[4]: Comment by sicofante
by lucas_maximus on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 21:19 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by sicofante"
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He just generalized every developer that doesn't release their the source code as money grabbing scum.

Sorry, I think that is incredibly rude and not representative of that work producing products and doing our best to write quality software against red tape, deadlines and mismanagement.

So I think it is an epic fail, because he simply believes we are not dedicated. I have myself walked out of a room in front of management because I believe in doing things right, I almost lost my job on that occasion.

I have seen developers work all nighters to get a product that works well, and they write bloody good code.

So don't f--king tell me I am doing some drumbeat about proprietary software.

Quite frankly it is f--king insulting, how you guys speak about developers like myself.

As for me being a fanboy, I actually buy OpenBSD releases, used to be a Linux Admin and now a web developer (first PHP and now ASP.NET) and currently learning Ruby on Rails ... :|

Edited 2012-07-23 21:28 UTC

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