It’s the same old story. A stupid has an intuition, the smart comes and steals the idea. The stupid keeps struggling trying to make a living, the smart wins prizes and zillions of $ (best case).
In this case, the stupid is me, and the smartest guys are these.
Exactly four years ago, even before Apple AppStore, Android Market and Nokia Ovi. I had the intuition that applications should have been brought to users with some “content” generated directly by other users. I called this “the Web 2.0 of software”. I’ve been able to implement some of my ideas, thanks to NLnet funds, wrote entropy.services package, wrote the “UGC” part of packages.sabayon.org. But when I tried to push the idea to the wild wild², I only got cold feedback.
This happens when you’re nobody, cannot count on offshore money, and are probably too young.
This is the life, they say. We will for sure support AppStream, anyway.