As noted in recent posts, I have just paid over $100 to enter the Apple iMAC developer program.
While I am able to develop SPITBOL releases for most computers I can think of using my trusty Unbuntu boxes, Apple has proprietary hardware, and so I just forked over an additional $900 to buy a refurbished iMAC:
Refurbished MacBook Air 1.86 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Originally released October 2010
13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
128GB of flash storage
NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics
Built-in iSight Camera
I have thus paid over one thousand dollars out of pocket — and after-tax — so I can give away SPITBOL for the Mac!
And I thought open-source was free…