Marco Arment posted this letter over on his blog yesterday.
The basic gist of the letter is that he would like to encourage Allan Odgaard (well, Macromates) to charge for TextMate 2.0, even though he has promised the 2.0 will be a free upgrade for any registered users of the current version.
While I’m not going to comment on whether he should change his stance and charge for version 2.0, I am making a pledge that I will pay for a new license when TextMate 2.0 ships if I deem it my full-time editor for the future.
My text editor is the single most important tool that I use every day, and I will gladly pay to use it. This also goes for any other editor that I choose in the future, whether open source or not. I will pay (in money or time) to use the tools that I enjoy.