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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krreagan
Member since:
2008-04-08

Your suggestion - that Apple users consider open source - is like asking a group of religious fanatics to convert to atheism.


Your complete ignorance of the Apple ecosystem is showing.

OSX and iOS are built on OSS.

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Spiron Member since:
2011-03-08

Yes, but don't tell the fanboi's that, it'll shatter their perception of the universe forever

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NuxRo Member since:
2010-09-25

"Your suggestion - that Apple users consider open source - is like asking a group of religious fanatics to convert to atheism.


Your complete ignorance of the Apple ecosystem is showing.

OSX and iOS are built on OSS.
"

It's irrelevant what they build it on.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

this.

Nobody cares whether MacOSX and iOS have a BSD user land underneath, it is irrelevant, because most people do not interact with it directly.

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_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

"Your suggestion - that Apple users consider open source - is like asking a group of religious fanatics to convert to atheism.


Your complete ignorance of the Apple ecosystem is showing.

OSX and iOS are built on OSS.
"

Certainly, but I'd say many do not know this, or are particularly blind to this, especially at the graphical application level.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

The graphical stuff is done by Aqua or whatever they are calling it these days. It is not based on X or any open source component.

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