Lead TextMate developer Allan Odgaard's decision yesterday to open source the code for the long-awaited version 2.0 was met with a lot of criticism. Ars readers chimed in via comments, our Open Forum, and Twitter, questioning Odgaard's motives and slamming his current choice of GPLv3 license.
We spoke to Odgaard hoping to clear the air on the matter, though he wasn't very confident that his explanations would "affect public perception of the project." However, he was adamant that his decision to open source TextMate 2.0 was not a sign that he was giving up on the now six-year-long endeavor to build a new version from scratch.
"I haven’t given up on TextMate," Odgaard told Ars.