Ephemera is now open source

I wrote Ephemera a) to learn MacRuby and b) to scratch an itch I had. Since then the iPad was released, and the itch is gone – I don’t read news on my Kindle anymore. Still, Ephemera has a good number of users, but even though I had planned to I simply don’t have the time to develop it any further. I don’t feel like abandoning it so I’ve decided to release its codebase as COSS (crappy open source software).


I sure hope someone else will pick it up and run with it! I’m a bit torn about “setting it free” like this; on the one hand I had planned to add new features and fix some of it’s bugs but on the other hand I have to face the fact that I simply don’t have enough time in the foreseeable future to pursue those goals. I hope you, the users, can understand that.

Notes about the source code and its license (WTFPL!) etc. can be found in the README.

This post was filed under ephemera, instapaper, kindle, mac, macruby and open source.

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Carlo Zottmann is a Freelancing Web Developer from Munich, Germany. He is available for hire and can be reached via , Twitter, or Google+.