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Good question.

I give some of my software away for free because it's generally a personal project that I've worked on that's been used as a bit of an R&D piece. I develop software commercially, but this is generally for clients and it means that you work within the rigid constraints of client requirements which generally doesn't give you much scope to try new things out. With the personal projects, I can code what I want and make it available for others to use - in effect, they become my beta testers and it helps me to find out what works and what doesn't. Partially, it's also an ego thing - it's great to get praise from others about utilities/applications that you pulled together.

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