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OS X Notifier App Growl Goes Closed Source

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    Last Updated: October 20, 2011

    First time accepted submitter para_droid writes “Version 1.3 of the popular open source notification system for Mac OS X, Growl has surprised its users by going closed-source and only available for purchase on the Mac App Store. Any users who provide links to bugfixes and source for the previous version 1.2 are being banned from the discussion group, and their messages deleted. Could it be time for the community to create an OpenGrowl fork?”

    The linked post above about bugfixes and source ends “Hopefully the Growl 1.3 branch from the official Growl maintainers
    will eventually become open source again and get straightened out so
    that it works for most users, but if it doesn’t, a fork of the project
    will be able to provide a working Growl to Mac users.”

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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