Jay “Saurik” Freeman has posted a detailed response to Comex’s Cydia Substrate Replacement Strategy. It was first seen on Saurik”s personal blog which outlined the history of he has had with Comex. He goes on to share some of his thought on why his open source items are always best and includes a few of the upcoming Cydia features to come.
The biggest problem seems to revolve around the open sours items compared to closed items. Saurik goes on to share some of his products as they relate to open versus closed source products. He stated that one of the main reasons for closing Substrate was due to the existence of Rock your iPhone, the current Cydia defunct competitor which was eventually purchased by SaurikiT.
“The central reason is that we have already seen others come in and use an embrace-and-extend strategy on Substrate in order to build a totally-closed ecosystem: that was Rock Your Phone, with their Rock Extensions. People always think back to Rock 2.0, which was a reasonable “Cydia competitor” that supported APT repositories; but the mission of Rock 1.0 was to build a siloed, commercial-first (if not even commercial-only: I was told by them I should sell Cycorder, which had been free) store.”
Saurik has developed many great open source products which include Winterboard, Veency, and many others just to name a few. Saurik also shares that “open” Source isn’t always best for long term situations. Saurik has finally shown just how he feels about all the craziness an rumors in the jailbreak community. But as we all know each of us have our limits to anything and I feel Saurik has almost reached his. It wouldn’t surprise me if he didn’t walk away anytime. Take a look at the latest comments made by Saurik.
“We will see if it makes sense for me to continue bothering. I am, in all honestly, really tired of fighting and arguing with people who don’t see the end game. I spend way too much of my time burning myself out on reddit and IRC trying to get people to “understand”, and it has driven me at times to the brink of insanity.”
Saurik also commented on a few changes in the making for Cydia. There will be new Cydia home page soon along with payment changes and easier to use SDK.
I think its time all the other developers stop taking shots at Saurik for his success and get on with an adult way of living. Bottom line it comes down to others being jealous of Sauriks success and much more. What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. What do you think the problem is? Solutions?