As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, Red Sweater Software has acquired MarsEdit. A big congratulations to Daniel Jalkut.
There are a couple great things about this. First off, MarsEdit will continue to be actively developed. I think this shows a real commitment to making the users happy. I know a lot of companies who would just keep their marbles but it’s great that NewsGator realized they could not support the product and let someone who could take over. Secondly, I think it’s a big deal that a small developer got it. I feel NewsGator could have sold it for more money to a bigger shop.
I’m not privy to the details of the deal but from where I’m sitting, it looks like a deal that was less concerned about the bottom line and more focused on working out something that was best for the developers (on both sides), users and the community at large. Looks like it’s in good hands now.