- (Internet) A variant of freeware that offers an option to its user to donate money to the program's author.
donation +"Ž -ware
Software that is available free of charge but that encourages the user to make a monetary donation either to the author of the product, which is common with shareware, or to a named charity or to any charity of the user's choosing. Also called "donateware" and "beggarware." See shareware, guiltware and wares.