In case you have heard, NetNewsWire – the RSS feed reader I use – has been acquired by NewsGator.
I’m not sure how I feel about this. NNW and Ranchero were one of those few good independent Mac products. It was an awesome product. I guess it still is. I’m just a little pessimistic about any Mac app that gets acquired by a PC centric company.
Interesting things from the interview at the above link:
Who is Greg? He’s never introduced.
Q: Brent, I thought you loved being an independent developer. How could you work for another company?
Brent: I did love being an independent developer, absolutely. But I also love the idea of being able to take NetNewsWire to the next level and work with a bunch of smart folks who share the vision of RSS everywhere.
And I like to bath in piles of cash.
Q: What will happen to MarsEdit and the various freeware apps (BigCat, Huevos, TigerLaunch)?
Brent: Weâ€™re looking for new homes for all of these applications, and theyâ€™re in various stages. Our primary goal is to make sure existing customers are taken care of, and have a migration and upgrade path forward.
In truth my first mental response was I’d love to take over development of MarsEdit. I may be writing this post in ecto, but I really like MarsEdit and would love to be able to give it the features ecto has that it is missing. Of course I don’t have the cash it would take to acquired said asset I’m sure. And I don’t have a great track record of keeping up my own shareware products.
Q: Is Brent moving to Denver? Or Tennessee?
Brent: No, Iâ€™ll be staying in Seattle.
Cuz I sure don’t want to live in a Red State. 🙂
Brent I apologize ahead of time for putting words in your mouth.
Wonder if NewsGator is hiring Mac people now?