Those of you who are into your desktop gadgets, counters, monitors and thingamajigs will no doubt have heard of Konfabulator
, the rather rosy little cross-platform app for displaying all kinds of funky information on your desktop in the form of Widgets.
However, Konfabulator have just annouced
they have been acquired by web portal and all round old school search engine Yahoo!
. Normally you would assume this kind of buyout is bad news, whereas they've certainly addressed the most pressing issue for people which is to offer the whole application for free! Those of you who have already purchased it will even be offered a refund which, seemingly vastly against the 'corporate spirit' of the Internet, is a welcome move indeed.
What this will mean for further development of Konfabulator we obviously have yet to see, however with the might of Yahoo! behind them and an obvious initial mentality that free software is a good thing, hopefully those of us who use it have something to look forward to.
What are your opinions? discuss
in the forums.