Moving on

I’m starting a new venture this year and realized that I won’t have enough time to dedicate to Window Clippings. Rather than let it stagnate I am considering offering it up for sale to some person or company that would like to either continue developing it or roll it into a larger product. I have a few people that have expressed an interest in taking it over but I know that some of you out there might be interested so I thought it only fair that I should make my intentions known.

Here’s what’s included. Exclusive rights to the following:

  • Source code for Window Clippings 3 (Windows Vista and Windows 7)
  • Source code for Window Clippings 2.1 (Windows XP and later)
  • The domain

Version 2.1 is still quite popular with folks buying licenses for version 3 just to get the free license for the 2.1 release.

If this is something that interests you please let me know.

10 thoughts on “Moving on

  1. Jonas

    Is there any chance that Microsoft themselves might be interested in integrating Window Clipping with future versions of Windows? May be you should also contact them to find out if they are interested.

      1. John Dangerbrooks

        Why don’t you ask Rick Brewster, the developer of Paint.NET? I have heard he works for Microsoft and he occasionally comments on your blog. Maybe he knows who you should contact or perhaps who to contact to find out who to contact?

  2. Michael Ragsdale

    +1 for GPL (or LGPL). Maybe whoever purchases Win Clippings could also open it to the community as well?

    If I had the time and resources (and the money), I would gladly take it over and open-source it to the community.

  3. Hans

    I guess you are not only selling the source code but also transferring the copyright (according to the SCO lawyers that’s not the same :> ).

    If it weren’t a niche app and limited to Windows I would have suggested a donation campaign for open-sourcing it.


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