Donation ware can be a licensing model that provides fully functional infinite application for demands an optional gift and the person be paid towards the developer or a third party beneficiary.
The amount of the donation may also be stipulated by the author, or it may be left to the discretion of the user, based on individual perceptions of the software’s value.
An example of donationware is the 1987 Atari ST video game Ballerburg, whose programmer distributed the game for free but asked for a donation, offering as incentive the source code for the game.
Red Ryder was a terminal emulation software program created for the Apple Macintosh in the 1980s that used donations to fund development. Later examples include GIMP, Paint.Net, IrfanView, VLC media player, TrueCrypt, FileZilla, Vim, Stickies, and the browser extension AdBlock.
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Martin Cooper (inventor) Inventing handheld cellular mobile phone Making world’s first handheld cellular mobile phone call. Martin “Marty” Cooper (born December 26, 1928) is an American engineer.