Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Eudora Turns to the Dark Side

logo_eudora.gifEudora becomes open source. Eudora, for those who don't know, is an e-mail client. One of the earlier ones. I used quite a bit in the 80s. It was nice software. For the past many, many years I've been using Outlook, which, of course is far superior. To be honest, I forgot about Eudora altogether, apparently it still exists today.

But now the Eudora code has been donated to the Mozilla foundation. It's like bringing your grandpa, who's old, and doesn't walk and talk that well anymore to a religious sect that will "safe him" by infecting him with a virus, that according to them, will set him free. Guess what happens next.

Is this how we treat people that served us so well for all these years?