International Shareware Day is celebrated on the second Saturday in December every year. The holiday supports the whole world! And here’s why: programmers often remain in the shadows. They are unsung geniuses sitting at the computer for hours. Specialists are trying to ensure that the user on the other side of the screen manages programs and feels comfortable. What have we done to thank them for their work?
It is impossible to determine the person who created the holiday. Maybe it was one of the guys making useful software. We know that when downloading certain applications and software, a shareware period is provided when you can get to know the “innards” in more detail. Free use ends, and the user has two options: pay for a subscription or remove the program.
There is a third option, which is what many are doing: they are trying to find loopholes in order to use the resource for free. The purpose of International Shareware Day is simple – to let people know that programmers spend time on their work and expect to be paid. Everyone wants to receive money for their work, agree! Programs usually don’t cost a lot of money, but some people’s greed becomes a real problem. Because of this, many cool projects are simply closed or discouraged from working on them.
Did you know that programmers:
- traditionally – mostly men, only 1% of the total are women;
- more often younger than 45 years;
- in demand all over the world;
- are engaged in the development, but do not organize the repair of devices, contrary to common stereotypes.
How to celebrate
Purchase a licensed program – make a gift to a specialist, because he worked for you! Make a donation: Voluntary donations sometimes take place on some resources. Publish a post with words of gratitude to everyone involved in the profession.
When is International Shareware Day celebrated in 2022?
International Shareware Day is observed on the second Saturday of December each year.