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Why should I donate money to Bill Wohler (wohler)? How will my donation be used?
Bill Wohler (wohler) has provided the following information about why you should donate money to them, and how your donation will be used:
Because the MH-E developers work on MH-E in their own time and on their own machines, we do not have a budget per se. Your donation will be used to promote good will in the free software community. In particular, proceeds will be used to buy MH-E developers a beer when they have their annual meeting (if you are adverse to alcohol, please let me know and we'll take your concerns into account). Larger donations will go towards making up for salary lost when I was working on the MH-E manual instead of working.
Thank you for your support, and your interest in MH-E!
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