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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That means it was open source, but isn't any more.

Err no. It means the original code is still open source but there might be changes done and used by Apple that isn't open source.

The BSD is far too permissive, and doesn't protect software

Says you but fortunately that's only your opinion and you don't get to decide on this for anyone else. It's none of your business how anyone else license their code.

I'm surprised it's considered an Open-as-in-Free license at all sometimes.

I'm not surprised but maybe that's because I don't feel a need to force my choice of license on everyone else.

"Please plagiarize my code and call it your own! I'm begging you!"

It's not plagiarism. Do you even know what that is?

Edited 2012-07-25 20:59 UTC

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