[TxMt] Are there any plans to make TextMate free and open source?

Fred B. fredb7 at starflam.com
Mon Aug 29 17:10:01 UTC 2005

On 29 août 05, at 10:22, Mats Persson wrote:

> On 29 Aug 2005, at 02:44, Justin French wrote:
>> I'd much rather see TextMate remain closed source –– the model  
>> currently in use is perfect.  Allan works on the heart of TextMate  
>> (an extensible text editor architecture), then we (the community)  
>> contribute open source bundles that provide TextMate with features  
>> which are very focused to a specific language or market.
>> TextMate (to me) is already the perfect balance between a closed  
>> and open source.  You can still contribute to TextMate's  
>> functionality (via the Bundles), yet Allan can maintain control  
>> over the main direction of the application.
> Agreed 100%! (Very well put)


> Another point that should be pointed out is that Allan is *very*  
> good at taking/responding to your ideas/input, and implements many  
> of them very quickly or keeps them on his ToDo list for future  
> work. Having said that though, it would be even better if there was  
> two Allan's working on TM all the time ;-)

OK! Let's code a second Allan then! ;)

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