Paying for your software

I hope you enjoyed the software you downloaded from this site and all the other sites in the Linux community. Now it is time for you to pay for your software. I hear you saying, "But I thought this software was free!" It is free. All of the software on this site is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License. It is free, but it is free in the sense of "free speech" not "free beer." So how are you going to pay for your software?

I have been using Linux for several years now. It has brought me great enjoyment and personal satisfaction. I created in order to pay for the enjoyment Linux and the Linux community have brought me. As your use and enjoyment of Linux grows, so does your debt to the community of hard working people who made it possible. What are you going to give in return? Maybe you can write code and can create a new tool that will help others get their work done faster or better. There are a lot of software projects that need documentation. Many need better graphic design.

Talk is cheap. Good software isn't.