On Friday 27 October 2006 06:01, Steven Talcott S. wrote:
$50 for TextMate or $24 for CSSEdit is nothing in the scheme of things
– the latter is less than my weekly Redbull budget – but it is
everything to the guys who actually make this stuff for us.
Take this moment to thank all the independent software developers who
make the tools we use.
No, it’s nothing, and I wouldn’t mind paying at all - if I would get the
source code then to truly own the program and be able to modify it to
needs and get a guarantee that it will not just disappear from the
day when I really depend on it.
To me, the open source world is not at all about saving money. It is
This is why nowadays I rather pay a larger sum to an independent
write customized software for me when I don’t have the time or the
do it myself rather than buying a much cheaper off the shelf package.
I then publish the code I paid for under the GPL - so that independent
programmers can move on to the next task and create something even
instead of reinventing or reimplementing the wheel for the umpteenth