August 14, 2001

How to acknowledge great Free Software?

Author: JT Smith

Slashdot readers offer their opinions on this question: "My question for all you
Slashdotters out there is this: I would like to 'reward' the Cygwin [Free Software developers] for giving
me a great product that fits my needs, but aside from an 'attaboy' email, I don't
see how I could compensate them, preferrably financially. I don't have any coding
skills of significance, and am not inclined to learn, I'd just like a way to let them
know that I like what they've done. In the non-free (as in beer) software world, I
would buy their next release. Is there any way to financially help them along?
Should I just mail them a check?"

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