I was thinking that the developer of locate (it is a solo operation!) has managed to do something that big guys like Microsoft didn't: get HD indexing right.
I remember that here at DONATION CODER we donated something like $100 to autohotkey. I think a similar action (maybe smaller? depends on the # of users) would be good for locate, as it has many admirers in this site. I'd hate seeing M$ buying and cancelling that project (as could be the case with systernals).
What do you think?