The problem is that decent programmers are in short supply. I mean everywhere, not just in the RISC OS world. This means that they tend to be busy professionally, and probably aren't too keen to spend what little spare time they have doing even more programming. There are other things in life. At least that's my excuse.
So we ought to be thankful to professionals like Peter that are prepared to spend their spare time in this way. It takes a lot of dedication after a day at work to come home and do more of the same with little or no reward except the satisfaction of achievement.
It is also true that some programmers have a clause in their employment contract that states that any work that they do, even in their spare time, is the property of the company that trained and employs them. I had this myself at one time. We probably don't want any of our software base to be owned by organisations that might be unsympathetic to the platform.
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