Usage of PCA is free, and I do not have plans to change that. It started
because of my personal need for a stable patch tool, and later I decided
that the countless number of hours I put into it would multiply their
value when sharing it with others.
I soon found out that there is a big
difference between maintaining a tool for personal use and publishing
and supporting it for a broad user base. Nevertheless, all the positive
feedback I received never made me regret my decision.
Still, some of you obviously were impressed and so happy about the time
they saved that they offered to do me a favour in return. So here's a
list of things I'd appreciate, in random order.
If you can think of anything else, surprise me!
- Drop me a message, telling about your (hopefully positive)
experiences or just saying "Thank you".
E-mail is fine, but a postcard will be even better!
- You have a blog? Why not talk about PCA in it? Share your
opinion with others!
- Tell others about PCA. If you have contacts to people from or
close to Sun, tell them, too.
- Write a letter to the editor of your favourite IT magazine and
ask them to mention PCA. If you actually see PCA mentioned in a
magazine, send me a copy.
- Of course I'm open to financial donations as well. I have an
account on PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org). Within the
European Union, a direct bank transfer will be the best and cheapest
solution (I can supply BIC and IBAN on demand). This should work
from outside the EU, too, and be cheaper than checks - the fees
to cash a USD check are pretty high.
Here's how you can reach me by mail:
Institute of Scientific Computing
Please stay clear of sending me old Sun hardware - I already have a lot
of that :)