• Daniel EdenDaniel Eden, over 9 years ago

    This is extremely exciting. GitHub has been pioneering the open source community—and by extension, the entire programming community—for a long time, and I completely and utterly trust them to make the right choices on their own; but even better than that, they’re open-sourcing the vast majority of Atom’s infrastructure.

    The fact they’re going to charge for it is the icing on the cake. Open source should not mean free – far from it, in my opinion. Maintaining an open source project is no simple undertaking. It’s a full time profession, and often an expensive one. Whether they incorporate Atom’s pricing into GitHub’s own subscriptions, or allow standalone purchase, the project is well worth backing financially and otherwise.

    5 points