Originally Posted by Anakirob
A) It was once commercial software, so therfore the author HAS been paid, and it was an AF exclusive, so he got paid again.
I'm not sure what point you're trying to make here. What does it matter if he sold it 2 or 2 million times? It's still not freeware/opensource yet.
I think the main point is that money can be an incentive (as is often the case) to get things moving on this before it winds up in the trash or on ebay.