Yahoo Buys Konfabulator, Giving Runtime Away for Free

Let no one ever again bitch that Apple screwed the Konfabulator guys:

To help popularize the widgets, Yahoo plans will give away the Konfabulator software that empowers the applications. Konfabulator had been charging $20 for the software. Anyone who bought version 2.0 of the software since mid-May will be given refunds, said Konfabulator CEO Arlo Rose.

I’ve been saying the Konfabulator runtime should be free all along. This is suddenly an interesting competition once again — Konfabulator widgets suddenly have a much larger potential user base than Dashboard widgets. I think this is a great move for Yahoo (and, I hope, a nice payday for the Konfabulator guys).

(Via Matt Deatherage on the MacJournals-Talk list.)

Monday, 25 July 2005