I don’t know why, but I just did a check on the total number of downloads for otak thus far, since it was released close to 2 years ago.
Winsite has about 700, and Simtel has recorded about 3300, so the grand total is about 4000 downloads.
I recognize that if it wasn’t freeware, there wouldn’t be this many downloads. And I can’t honestly say I’m not tempted to turn this into shareware.
I suppose I’m torn – fulfilling a ‘payment’ of sorts for my dependence on freeware in my own computing universe, or making a little money for myself.
On one hand, I’m contributing a software to the world, something that is used all around the world. On the other, it is my blood sweat and tears.
Hmm… I will explore this further later.