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Socoder -> Question of the Day -> QOTD: Donations

Posted : Sunday, 01 November 2009, 05:29
Phoenix
Every developer seems to have one of those donation buttons today. It makes perfect sense: make product, get money. The idea is splendid, on paper, but how many actually donate? I don't feel morally obligated to donate to creators of free software, so I don't donate. Do you?
Posted : Sunday, 01 November 2009, 05:38
Afr0
I don't donate alot either, but I don't find myself using alot of indie games or indie software for whatever reason.

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Posted : Sunday, 01 November 2009, 05:39
Jayenkai
Nope, but then I never have any damn spare cash as it is.
Take this week, for example.
I paid my bills early, I've bought a few Xmas pressies.
I was in "Free Week!!" heaven, and ready for spending a bit of cash for a change.

Then I got swine flu, took a week off work, and I'm back at square 1 again.
Fucksocks.

If I had spare cash to do so, I think I probably would donate a bit here or there, but it'd have to be something I play for a while. Something I'd keep coming back to.

..
...I'd probably just buy the T-shirt instead!

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Posted : Sunday, 01 November 2009, 07:46
steve_ancell
Would it be possible to get a sponsorship from a company ?

I mean something like putting billboards in the content of your game, just like putting billboards in bus stops etc.
Posted : Sunday, 01 November 2009, 08:38
Scherererer
You'd be surprised sometimes -- I've seen people that work for actual organizations donating when a piece of freeware saves their neck, and sometimes donating pretty heafty sums (in excess of $100).

It's probably not as easy to get donations for something like games, but for system recovery and business productivity software, I'm sure they get a little bit of padding in the wallet (as long as it's good).

|edit| Speaking of: Jay, why isn't there a dedicated link to the t-shirt designs you made? |edit|

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Posted : Sunday, 01 November 2009, 09:04
Jayenkai
..I'll get around to it...

Speaking of Donations, I've had a whole THIRTY POUNDS donated via my donate button since about January!
Woot!

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