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RealWorld Paint license

You MAY use RealWorld Paint free of charge for any commercial and non-commercial purpose.

You may NOT do evil things with RealWorld Paint. Evil things include, but are not limited to: promotion of racism, software patents, extreme religion or totalitarian organizations, cyberbullying, or spamming.

Questions about donations

It is free. Why should I pay?
Software is never complete. It is either constantly evolving or it becomes obsolete in a few years. If you like the philosophy RealWorld Paint embodies, please consider expressing your support.

How much money is needed?
More money equals more time spent on improving the application. There are so many ideas waiting to become reality. If the montly income reached hundreds of dollars I would be able to outsource some activities not directly related to software development (web management, help creation, press relations, testing, etc.). With thousands of dollars monthly, there would be room to hire another full-time programmer.

Why not stop the development and save money?
The software environment is in constant change, there are new hardware devices, new Widnows versions, new input methods, new software concepts appearing every day. While RWPaint may appear modern today, it would fall behind quickly if development stopped. In a few years you would have to switch to a different application and re-learn all that you already learned to do with RWP.

Why don't you pursue alternative income sources?
Because I do not think it is a good idea to get a bit of money and in exchange lower the user experience. RealWorld Paint will never offer you to install yet another useless browser toolbar. There are also no large direct sponsors, because RWPaint is not "important" enough for the relevant interest groups.

Why is RealWorld Paint not open-source?
There are risks associated with the open source model and there already is an open source graphic editor. Currently, its closed source gives RealWorld Paint a bit of an edge. If RealWorld Paint's popularity and the monthly donations rise to a level when it is safe to publish all the work without fear of being copied and forgotten, it will become open source.

Will RealWorld Paint remain free forever?
Forever is a long time. I am certainly not planning to make a paid version in the near future. The goal is quite the opposite: raising enough money through donations and making it a self-sustained software project. Any any case, no current user will be left behind.

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Recent comments

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user icon Anonymous on July 8th 2011

Left a small donation for reizer.
Thanks!
jim@...

user icon Anonymous on December 6th 2011

The English on this site is terrible, Signed comments have carry more weight! Don't be a stranger - log-in or register. It only takes few seconds.

get rid of the have?!

RWPaint has consumed more more than one year of full time software development (~ 100 000 USD).

Double More?!

update some of these please.

user icon Vlasta site administrator on December 6th 2011

Thanks, fixed the comments one and rewrote the text on this page. It was long overdue.

user icon Ahrim registered user on April 27th 2012

Hello, there's a typo there..

"WIDNOWS"

find it.

user icon Anonymous on August 10th 2012

Great program. I'm happy to support it. :-)

user icon Anonymous on May 22nd 2013

Thanks for the great software,left a small donation in support.RAB2BAR :-)

user icon corbett translation moderator on July 2nd 2013

Hello Vlasta. Congratulations for the software. We are a software house from Brazil. If you wish, we can help you to translate Real World Paint for Portuguese.

Best Regards,

Ulisses T. Corbett
Technical Director
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Corbett Software
The best software since 1998

user icon andrewb2014 registered user on February 11th

Thanks for your wonderful program - Real World Paint - I am happy to have donated $10 towards its development - may donate more at a later date.

user icon Anonymous on April 16th

I made a donation....then I was kicked out. Not nice. I am now trying to download from the other one.

I am not even sure if it is going to do what I need. Hope so ;-)

I am always willing to support those who publish their work ;-)
Carol

user icon Vlasta site administrator on April 16th

Thanks for the donation! What do you mean by 'kicked out'?

user icon Anonymous