I had a little chat with a colleague after the business part this afternoon. Among other things, about software and how expectations have changed here.
Specifically, we also talked about the MEGA65 and the game "Tristam Island", which can be bought for around 4 USD.
My colleague refuses to buy the game on principle, because he understands the MEGA65 as "open source" and he expects that from the software too. So available for free and with source code.
I was a little amazed when I heard that. I can't understand that at all.
Just because the MEGA65 project is open source doesn't mean that you have to get everything for free (the hardware also costs money and not a little) and then you get also the source code freely available.
In any case, I have no problem if someone wants money for his software and I can also understand if someone does not release the source code.
It is still my decision whether and what I want to buy and it is also the decision of the author whether he wants some money and whether he releases his source code or not. There should be no compulsion behind it, not on both sides.
I think I am not alone here with my view? Or do you expect that all software for the MEGA65 "must" be without charge and with free code?