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Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jun 30, 2004.
Link: Dashboard vs. Konfabulator
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Finally....the voice of reason.
It was worth reading the entire story.
I heartily aggree with his observations. Is Apple (and any other software dev out there), expected to not improve their product for fear that some crappy widget makers will get pissed off and threaten to switch platforms?
Come on people.
The goal of the entire dev community is to (or should be) to improve our computing experience. It's not a lottery to get paid off for ideas.
Nothing is really new anyway, everything is "ripped off"
Agreed. This is a great article and the author has many great points. It's clear that Apple has not ripped off Konfabulator in any way. What they've done is basically take the concept (a concept that was originally Apple's from the early '80s) to an entirely new level.
Ouch too different under the hood...
Sort of kills the idea of him being able to offer Dashboard products, unless he wants to redo everything.
But it is a new platform for ideas that people can make some money off of, if they wish.
the voice of reason
Glad you all liked it. An informed article that makes sense.
We should let Arlo Rose read this so he can shut his trap once and for all.
edit: To the poster who suggested that Arlo Rose shut his trap, I don't think he's been opening it that much in the first place. It has been everyone else in the Konfabulator community.
edit again: Oh, I guess Arlo Rose is being pissy, my mistake. I hadn't read the whole article...And I think that I mixed up ol' Arlo with the folks at Quicksilver, who, if I am not mistaken, are dealing with this very gracefully.
im glad apple is comming out with widgets. I paid for konfabulator, and now they have competition. This will spawn better widgets all around for everyone.
Well... Quicksilver (and Butler) are free. I haven't read anything about how LaunchBar folks have reacted. In general, I think apps of this sort can benefit by using Spotlight's metadata engine.
I agree with much of what the author wrote in the article.
I disagree with those of you that are annoyed with those are who were upset about Apple's spinoff of Kanfabulator. If I was Mr. Rose, I would be upset, too.
Geek Patrol's "Arlo Rose on Tiger's Dashboard" interview and comments summarized the issues pretty well.
Other than David Hyatt's weblog comments, has Apple made any public acknowledgment of this matter? All I've seen are speculations why they did what they did the way they did it.