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 Donations to help keep smxi, svmi, smxi, (and inxi) alive
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Q: I only want to donate a few dollars or euros, so I guess I won't donate. Is this right?

A: All donations are better than no donations. If you enjoy and use these scripts, and they do their job correctly, please donate at least $2 to help continue their development.

Any donation, no matter what size, is always very much appreciated. Generally, any donations received are used for various script related things. For example, one very nice person donated US $50 recently, and that money was used to buy this domain name (smxi.org), and to set up the hosting for 2 years.

Donations are a nice way to let me know that you appreciate work that goes into keeping smxi, svmi, and sgfxi running. You'd be amazed at what a great motivation donations are, given the hundreds of hours put into this stuff every year.

But enough sales talk, let's get to the meat of the matter: how do you donate?

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Click the Button!
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Yes, it doesn't get much easier than this, simply click the button below, which takes you to a PayPal donation form.

Now wasn't that easy?

Thanks to everyone who has donated in the past, and thanks to everyone who has donated other things of equal value, time, energy, enthusiasm, etc. Everything counts in a Free Software project, all contributions are always very welcome, no matter what form they might take.

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The Guiding Idea Behind Free Software
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I really like this quote, from the Free Software definition, because I think it embodies everything good and valuable about Free Software in general, and is a point that is sometimes lost in that oddly corrupted notion of Open Source Software.

The freedom to run the program means the freedom for any kind of person or organization to use it on any kind of computer system, for any kind of overall job and purpose, without being required to communicate about it with the developer or any other specific entity. In this freedom, it is the user's purpose that matters, not the developer's purpose; you as a user are free to run a program for your purposes, and if you distribute it to someone else, she is then free to run it for her purposes, but you are not entitled to impose your purposes on her.

You're the user, that is. And this freedom is our freedom. Users are people, like yourself, not consumers, or any other similarly dehumanizing term.