Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on December 16, 2005 11:15 PM
You can actually test the product without paying for it. That's what shareware means: you can try before you buy. And most modern software has bug reporting functions available, even if they are production quality, so it doesn't sound too different in this case.
Also, when you say free, do you mean Free or free? I agree that the fact it isn't open source puts me off paying for it as I would prefer to support open source/Free development rather than proprietary.