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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RE[2]: Comment by sicofante
by Soulbender on Tue 24th Jul 2012 04:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by sicofante"
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If earning money [not writing the actual code. Joy of coding, anybody?] is your only motivation for creating and developing software, then you should probobly not do it.

Who said it is *only* for the money?

You will produce code of low quality, you will release it earlier, you will not test it, and all of this will be the result of one pursue: money

Sure, if your only motivation is money but that is often not the case. There are of course those who's only motivation is money but far from all closed-source developers are motivated only by money.

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