Some License Explanations
- Freeware -
Software which you can download and use unrestricted for an unlimited amount of time.
There may still be restrictions on the redistribution of such software.
Please note that often freeware applications have more
restrictions on their use and distribution than other licenses.
- Free * -
This is meant to indicate software which has been discontinued, but is
- Donationware -
This is freeware, but the author would gladly accept a donation if you'd like to make one.
However, no donation is required.
Donationware can also be covered by other licenses,
such as open source licenses like the GPL,
but if both are listed by the program's author,
we will list the open source license.
(Information on the use of any code should always be referred to the author's documentation.)
- Emailware -
Freeware for which the author would like some feedback on via email.
- Postcardware -
Freeware for which the author would like a postcard.
Who doesn't like getting a postcard?
- Charity -
If you use charity-ware software, you are asked to donate some amount to a charity of your choice.
- Payware -
Payware cannot be downloaded without first making a payment.
Even then, some payware will send you out a CD instead.
- Pay/Trial -
Payware with a trial or demo.
This is the most common form of software sale.
It is software which must be paid for at some point as specified by the end-user agreement,
but which you can try out to some extent until you pay.
This software is often limited in some way,
times out on a per-session basis,
or only works for a certain number of days or launches.
- Shareware -
Due to the many ways this term is used by various software makers,
this site does not make use of this term.
- Subscribe -
This is software which one subscribes to with regular payments at some given interval of time.
- Multiple -
This refers to software which has multiple options,
which may be anything from free to different modes of
payware depending on how the software is being used and by whom.