> Also the author asks for money at the end before they release it as open source.
That raised my interest. It's not exactly what the author wrote though:
>> I’d like to release the source code publicly as open source for a compensation.
I imagine they'd consider other forms of compensation, e.g. free accommodation in a castle in the south of France (maybe that's just me).
I'm interested to hear how this pans out. Asking for support after releasing FOSS doesn't always work either.