DVDShrink is and will always be FREE software, aka Freeware. You won’t be charged for it, ever. If you were charged for it, you’ve probably been cheated. Also some download sites offer a subscription which pays for the membership AND bandwith you consume on their servers, NOT for DVDShrink.
Freeware (from “free” and “software”) is computer software that is available for use at no cost or for an optional fee, but usually with one or more restricted usage rights. Freeware is in contrast to commercial software, which is typically sold for profit. Freeware is a loosely defined category, which includes both closed and open source software. Popular examples of freeware include Firefox, 7-Zip and OpenOffice.org.
Software classified as freeware is licensed at no cost and is either fully functional for an unlimited time.
However, the server hosting the official DVDShrink site and its Official Forums recieve thousands of hits daily, along with security related nuisances which require certain security monitoring and measures to be applied both via hardware and software, along with a human team behind, monitoring everything for your satisfaction.
Hence, you can help keeping this site online by donating any amount you wish. Note this donation is NOT for the software itself but for the hosting, manteinance and domain fees implied with the website (thus, original dvdshrink author won’t recieve your money, but it will keep the website and the overall DVDShrink original spirit online for years!).
But before donating, please read and understand what “donation” means:
A donation is a gift given by physical or legal persons, typically for charitable purposes and/or to benefit a cause. Donations are gifts given without return consideration.
Donationware (or nagware) is a licensing model that supplies fully operational software to the user and pleads for an optional donation be paid to the programmer or a third-party beneficiary (usually a non-profit). 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. Since donationware comes fully operational (i.e. not crippleware) when payment is optional, it is a type of freeware.
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Thank you for your donation!