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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sergio
Member since:
2005-07-06

Not exactly. I'd rather compare it to trying to convert hardcore money worshipers to altruists.


It's funny 'cause the biggest money worshipers use to be the biggest altruists: Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Carlos Slim and so on.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

You're confusing altruism with philanthropy.

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I don't know about the others, but the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation aint no charity, it's a business model. A money making machine of it's own.

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sergio Member since:
2005-07-06

Philanthropy is a kind of altruism.

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