Posted July 12th, 2005 @ 08:29am by Erik J. Barzeski
For those who haven't figured it out by now, I've sold Freshly Squeezed Software to Don Yacktman and Gary Longsine of illumineX. The sale actually occurred two months ago, but this week the domain names (and thus the web site and email) will be moved, completing the transition.
I cannot comment thoroughly on their plans for the company or its products, but last I heard they were planning to keep all of the products actively updated. PulpFiction 1.2.2 has been ready for quite some time, so I hope to see its release soon. The FSS "brand" should continue to exist - illumineX will also continue as a games company (Rock Star may move over to illumineX) - and that makes me happy.
Don and Gary know their stuff, and they've been writing Cocoa applications for a looooooong time. Since, y'know, before it was called Cocoa. I'm confident that FSS will continue to thrive under Don and Gary's leadership and skill.
I'll still be involved with software and web development on the Mac. I can't say what I've been working on in the past two months or in the coming months, but it involves things near and dear to my heart. I still have some consulting gigs floating around, and I'm loosely involved in a few projects that will show a product by the end of the year.
Please note that comments here will be tightly monitored. There's no need for congratulations, unless you wish to congratulate Don and Gary on getting such a great deal (they did!). There's also no need for smart-aleck remarks, comments about other software, etc.
To answer a few questions before they are asked, I sold FSS because the company was in good health and selling products well. Additionally, the long hours (support requests at 11:30pm, Andy living in Austria and Brad in Arizona, etc.) aren't conducive to family life.