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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Lennie
Member since:
2007-09-22

I don't know.

You'd think a charity would have ethics, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation does not have that.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Interesting, any specific examples of evil committed by the gates foundation? Is it just that they are a self sustaining non-profit or is there jucy news I've missed?

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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Interesting, any specific examples of evil committed by the gates foundation? Is it just that they are a self sustaining non-profit or is there jucy news I've missed?


I have no dog in this fight, but it has been said that the Gates Foundation has investments in things which are ultimately counterproductive to its stated goals; like investments in chemical companies, energy production, agri-business that threatens sustainable development, etc. Whatever. I'm not dogmatic about these kinds of things. There has to be a balance between sustainable development and commerce. Without it, you have joblessness, calamity, and civil war.

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