Shareware has always seemed weird to me

Anyone actually buying Tree?

Because I just have to wonder: I am pretty sure I could clone it in a weekend.

It's very basic, only for Mac...

And yet the author asks for $40 for the full version. Tell you what, readers, pledge me $400 (american dollars, that is ;-) and I promise I can deliver:

  • An app of similar features
  • Open Source
  • Multiplatform (Mac/Win/Linux at least)

In one week. While doing my job and taking care of my boy.

In fact, I don't expect it to take more than one full day of coding, and 400 bucks is more than my usual rate anyway.

If I don't release it, don't give me the money and keep the code anyway, which would be in a public repo for progress monitoring.

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