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Available inEnglish
OwnerJesse Reichler
Created byJesse Reichler
RevenuePrivate Donations
Alexa rankPositive decrease 107,684 (November 2018)[1]
RegistrationNone to browse, Required to post
LaunchedMarch 2005
Current statusActive is a website hosting a community of programmers and software fans. It supports a donation-based model to organize and finance software development, and is one example of Donationware.

The community develops and finances its own free software, software reviews, podcasts, and a diverse programming school. Funding is accomplished using a grant-like system of micro-donations. All donors to the site receive their donation back as DonationCredits which they can then trade amongst themselves to support different projects and reward activities contributing to the community. All members are considered equal and simply donate an amount they feel comfortable with.

The community also fosters collaboration on free services, programming contests, and academic projects.

The site has an active forum[2] which focuses on developments in software. DonationCoder has been recognized by Lifehacker,[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10] Ghacks[11] and other well-known and reputable blogs[12][13] for its adherence to the principles of freeware and open source software. Many well-regarded utilities have been produced by the coders that frequent, especially during the New Apps for the New Year (N.A.N.Y.) initiative[14][15] that the site hosts annually.

Most of the software developed and discussed on the site are for Microsoft Windows, even though the developments in other platforms are followed.

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  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-07. Retrieved 2012-07-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-07. Retrieved 2012-07-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-28. Retrieved 2012-07-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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