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In todays market, selling it through Steam/GOG and co could work too. Enough people might do that just for convenience sake, even if they could easily download a binary release for free.

It's very similar to what OsmAnd (free software map application for Android is doing).

The standard application from the Google Play store is limited in how many maps you can download and you can purchase the OsmAnd+ app for unlimited maps. Or... Get the same OsmAnd+ from f-droid :)

I quite like this model of charging users that are using the proprietary ecosystems. It sure worked on me, I happily paid for OsmAnd+ =)

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