This title comes while I got a client who asks itself why he is asking us to develop software that already exists in slightly different form. He probably does not remember the essential differences…
For myself, I just would like to know what is better: using existing free software or develop your own software which will be closest to your needs? I guess you have to decide according the case… and maybe the peoples.
As you know, I was developing (for my private use) a software to publish my photos. You can still see it at this address http://natphotos.free.fr, and on some friends web site who used it (JH, N). But as every personal development, it goes very slowly and don’t do all I expect it to do. Even if I am really proud of it, it is not good enough. Worth, I find a software which do it better and which is free to use! So I give up my project and announce you my last photos on my new photos space: http://picasaweb.google.com/zvezdafolk. I am not going to « invent cold water », but rather to make my organisation suit with good existing tools.
I am sorry it is Google again… I now use those projects of the Mountain View company: GMail, Calendar, Reader, Blogger, Picasa, PicasaWeb, Groups, GTalk, Maps and Google obviously! It may mean that they make good job!