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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I'd say it was a good post too...with one exception and that is this: Frankly FOSS doesn't "guarantee" anything anymore than proprietary, it only gives the possibility, nothing more, that it may continue.

That is the point. Duh.

Moreover, given how popular Sparrow was, I think it would have had no problem going on.

The point is that it can't. That. Is. The. Point.

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