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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so every developer must open source their software hoping that some big "not-evil" company will pay for it and ultimately sell it to the customers. yeah, that will surely work for everyone.

Oh, good grief, are you a child?

Nobody is forcing anyone to open source their software. Nobody is forcing anyone to sell their software only via corporations.

You have a choice as to employer or independent developer, self-marketing or app store or "for hire".

Just because you're unable to chart your own path doesn't mean nobody else can.

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