The Rumors of Quicksilver’s Death are Melodramatic

It was a good run. So long, old friend.” – Merlin Mann

It’s just that given the choice between helping to keep something you love alive, and very publicly declaring it dead, I’m not sure why you’d choose the latter.” – Rob McBroom

It seems a tad melodramatic to declare a functioning piece of open source software dead. Especially when the most likely alternative is neither free nor open.

One of the core premises of open source software is not being tied to the whims of a vendor. Quicksilver faithfully serves me everyday. Sure, I’d like Quicksilver to be a more active project – I have direct control over that. Just as you do, just as Merlin does, just as Rob McBroom does (Thanks Rob.). Declaring Quicksilver dead is like declaring Wikipedia worthless because of a typo.

Merlin, by the way, could you check the mp3 URLs for the 43Folders Podcast – specifically, Honor Thy Energy? I was looking to give it a re-listen earlier this week, and came up with a 404. :/

One thought on “The Rumors of Quicksilver’s Death are Melodramatic

  1. I agree. I use Quicksilver every day, and the latest version (ß58) works more reliably on my 10.6 Mac than the QS I was using three years ago.

    Tweet Merlin @Hotdogsladies and give #Quicksilver some love?

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