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".
Permalink for comment 528119
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[4]: Stop playing Skyrim then
by ze_jerkface on Wed 25th Jul 2012 10:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Stop playing Skyrim then"
ze_jerkface
Member since:
2012-06-22

and one shouldn't expect people to come looking for false equivalencies.


There is no false equivalency.

It's pandering to sourceologists.

OSNews, Slashdot and Ars all pander to this crowd with these types of headlines.

You'll never see a headline about the dangers of open source just as you won't see Fox News run a headline about the dangers of Romney.

While I don't mind people making a buck off the religious I do get annoyed when what I do for a living becomes demonized, especially when the open source crowd is unable to compete in my area due to economic limitations.

Reply Parent Score: 1