The future of software pricing Posted on Friday, March 29th, 2013 at 10:48 am. PTWritten by Jim Dalrymple Kevin Hoctor takes a look at the “race to the bottom” and the future for developers. The Dictator Make up your minds people. All I hear is ‘open source’, then things like this are written. Do you want software to be free or not? Scruff0 No, what you’re hearing is ‘I don’t want to pay any money’. Big difference.