This is a sad decision in the face of Free Software - for whatever else, it was as ‘name recognized’ as just about any other commercial product. AND, to feather their cap - “Hey - you outlasted Lotus 1-2-3!” That’s something!
Then, I consider the money-centric promises of Win8’s AppStore promises - “Use us and we’ll make you kajillions of dollars because we have users who are lining up to log into Steve Ballmer’s checking account all the time!”
Yet WinAmp ultimately decides, “No, ain’t gonna happen…” This does NOT bode well for any other ‘app’ vendor, either. This isn’t going to devastate or stop other vendors, I believe, but I bet all of them will seriously ask, “If they couldn’t do it… uh… what chance do WE have?”
And more importantly, “I’m financing a bunch of app-dev projects and if WinAmp didn’t see a good return on their investment, why should I?”
Well, maybe they can misread GoGo like someone else we know, and get their first financing projects kicked out, too!