Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by AlexC, Jan 22, 2014.
My guess is based on no evidence and total intuition - but I get the feeling there is no company, and that the dev just couldn't bring himself to say he couldn't carry on...
Why would any company need to purchase a product that's free and open source?
Relevant comment from https://np.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/1vpnhp/pear_os_goes_dark/
also http://www.reddit.com/comments/1f2cd7 from an elementary OS developer:
That's why I don't like ona man shows. If im gonna run an OS it gotta be supported by a larger community. There is just too much extinction going around for my liking.
I don't know, these extinctions are pretty normal in the Linux world. How many times has this forum alone made a nice review and got excitement going about a new distro..only to see it die months or a year or two later? The Linux world isn't much different from the rest of the corporate world. The big guys last, the little guys die off. If this person wasn't respecting the license, then perhaps it's not that bad that he is gone?
I have been using Ubuntu since 2006 mainly because of its usability, the strong commercial support by Canonical, and finally the community support.
Ubuntu will last long, because of the support from Canonical.
I find the GPL violation subject more interesting than the disappearance.
As for the subject of 1-man shows, well even the current established distros usually/mostly start out from the ideas of 1 man. What matters is how fast the community grows, how many developers can be pulled in to contribute (because 1 man has only 2 hands and that much time) and of course, funds - the necessary evil for sustainability.
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