I just read an article about Windows (S) refusing to run applications not downloaded from the Windows Store…
I had to download a less than a week compile of an application I wrote to check if a bug I had (discovered that day) was present (it was not): macOS told me that the application is not signed… (my application that I downloaded from my own url…)
So, in the near future, someone who want to share for free its application(s) will have to pay to buy (each year) a certificate or they will not be able to share the application(s).
As of today, the “market” is far more than suspicious about applications: I shared one to the right place for its target (dealing with Comics, but not only) and I do not get one feedback (not even a bad feedback, that is a sign…)
I will not publicize here what the software can do for the Comic (Strip, Book, but not only; think at a list manager), know it have everything I could think I need to deal with a character and more (take a list from the Internet / WikipediA and improve it 'till you do not recognize the original list: from checking the date if they are week days or Sundays, length of a story from start to end dates, etc.).
I do not really care about that, I do not build it to sold it.
But with the current trend, spending your time and sharing an application will be far too expensive for a person.
BTW: maybe I am wrong: I may have to sold it and perhaps people do not want it because it is free ?
What is your feeling 'bout that ?