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Why Don’t We Pay for Free Software?

A post at asks:

This is a post for the crack ‘torrenters, the chronic non-donators and the I’ll-stick-with-the- free – alternative’ers in the crowd: we want to hear your thoughts on why you don’t pay for software. … We’re talking to those of you who download that great piece of donationware that beats the pants off the $40 alternative, but still don’t even drop so much as $1 in the PayPal tip jar. We wanted to pop this question because we’re seeing better and better software coming from open source, donationware and shareware developers, and yet many of them are still having a hard time making a living doing something they love, which is creating the products we obviously appreciate.

Here’s my answer.

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Written by whereofwecannotspeak

May 23, 2007 at 10:40 am

Posted in Geeky Shtuff, Ideas