I'm wondering if TCPA in Macs could affect the development of
freeware/shareware, or other developers with a low budget.
All of we have been hearing many apocalyptic rumours of how TCPA can
affect the future of users (and even more after the rumour that Apple
might be adopting TCPA in the future). Although I don't know how much
of this is really true, and how much is just speculation, there's some
people who say that you won't be able to distribute files not signed by
TCPA, no matter even if it's just your own home videos or personal
artistic creations (again, I don't really know how much of this is
true, it's just what we've been hearing).
So, I wonder if this can affect software distribution as well...
Supposing that TCPA is 100% implemented according to the wishes of the
alliance, will Mac software developers need to pay some kind of tax or
royalty so that their software can be distributed? May such cost be
high, affecting freeware and shareware?