By Remez Sasson
Many websites across the net display a donation button, asking people to donate for the website. In most cases it is quite legitimate, understandable and reasonable. When you give free information or free software you make no money, but you spend your time on maintaining the website writing or building and improving software.
A website that displays a donation button usually gives you free information or stuff, requesting nothing in return. It just offers the option of donating, if you found the information or software useful, and only if you wish to donate.
A website costs money to maintain. There are monthly expenses to pay for hosting the website, for the Internet connection, for software required to maintain or improve the website, and there are other fees too. And what about all the time spent on the website, writing, researching and improving?
We all search for free software and free information, and there are many websites that offer free software and information, and that’s great, since not everyone can or is willing to pay for what he or she are seeking, and in this case a donation button might be of some help.
I give a lot of free information at my website, and I like doing so. I know that most websites, not all of them, give just a little information, and then ask you to buy something, which is quite ok. It is so everywhere. You don’t go to the supermarket or the shopping mall and take what you want without paying. If you want something you need to pay for it, and that’s the same with websites.