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Would you donate money for using my WHS add-ins?

January 30th, 2010

Fear not! My Windows Home Server Add-Ins (Advanced Admin Console, Update History, FRITZ!Box Anrufliste) have always been available at no charge and they will be for the foreseeable future. However, every now and then I get emails from users who find my add-ins really useful and want to show their gratitude by donating money for my work. While I appreciate their offers I still refuse to accept money for my WHS community add-ins.

I’ve developed these add-ins out of curiosity and passion for the Windows Home Server platform. I’m very much committed to being a member of the WHS community and by accepting donations I might be incurring liabilities for the future and raising expectations which I might be unable to meet.

If you want give a donation I think it would be best to donate your money to NGOs who work hard to make life better for millions of poor people on this planet. That was my response to the latest donation inquiry from Justin Caron. He didn’t hesitate and donated $50 (CAD) to the Haiti Relief and Development fund of the Red Cross. Well done, Jason!

So please, if you have some money to spare think about giving some of it to those who really need it (instead of offering it to me)!

P.S.: You also may want to read this article on the subject of making donations to Haiti: What To Think About Before Giving Money To Haiti

Categories: Windows Home Server
  1. January 30th, 2010 at 21:49 | #1

    by far the best add-in ive found for the WHS since ive owned mine =)

  2. Allan
    January 31st, 2010 at 12:36 | #2

    If you want to make a donation with an IT bent, look at what these guys are doing:
    http://www.inveneo.org/?q=haiti-support

  3. February 1st, 2010 at 03:56 | #3

    You can call it Donationware where the donation goes to Charities, rather then donation to you as most people do.

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