Roundcube merger - Ideas from atmail
jason at dixongroup.net
Wed Jul 26 12:32:24 CEST 2006
On Jul 26, 2006, at 3:49 AM, Thomas Bruederli wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> Just wanted to forward a mail I've got yesterday and would like to
> hear your opinions about this topic. Either this could make RoundCube
> grow faster or atmail just wants to get rid of some (more and more
> serious) competition.
> Don't panic, I didn't decide anything yet and I don't want to get rich
> anyway :-)
I can't blame anyone for wanting to make a living off their work, if
that was your intent. Reading the email, it does indeed appear to be
a veiled attempt at taking over your work and casting you aside
shortly thereafter. Looking at their product, I have to say that it
is unintuitive, and not at all cohesive. It takes many of the bad
things about Horde and tries to put a sugar-coated interface on top
If they were truly interested in Open Source as they insist, why
wouldn't they open up a subset of their version? Rather than buying
out an already successful FOSS project and (potentially) stifling its
progress? The comments section at Freshmeat has some unflattering
bits as well (http://freshmeat.net/projects/atmail/).
Just my $0.02.
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