Originally Posted by Neph81
More then half the people I've walked thru issues probably should have never rooted. Hell, I've told at least two people to stop trying to root and walk away. It's part of the reason that manufactures make it so hard to root a phone now.
On the other note, Koush is providing a service. A one click solution that most people are familiar with. Also, a one stop center for downloads. Being as no one else has spent the time to build an alternative, they either see it as not being finacially worth it, or just don't care enough to do so. Case in point, wifi teathering options use to cost money if you wanted SSH support. Now it comes standard and for free. If someone wants to build another one stop shop to compete with CW RomManager, more power to them. It also means dealing with all the headaches it entails, including the ever popular "it didn't work, give me a refund".
Lastly, if PG is anything like me, it's less about the money, and more about the "hey, I did it" factor. It's the reason I never put up a donate link. I follow in the steps of those that came before me and used their info to put out something. PG did the same by using Koush's touch recovery code and then asking Koush to host the final product. On that note thou, if you really want to support PG, just avoid CW RomManagers download cost and donate to PG directly for the work he has done.
Yea, I suppose you are correct about Koush providing a service with ROM Manager etc. I didnt really consider that aspect of it.
I wasnt trying to imply you or PG or really most dev's are in it for the money because from my experience you guys get more satisfaction in being able to say "look what I made/was able to do" which is AWESOME!
I did donate to PG's fund in order for him to purchase a spectrum and really every other dev in the community and will contribute more to him/every other dev when I can.