I have asked the same question on stack overflow but no replies there, again if this is not the right place to ask this question than do let me know where should i ask it.
We are a group of people who are creating web scripts and applications for free downloads, we never charge anyone. But sometimes it's really hard to spend on a project we are not going to earn. So is it a good idea to use paypal donate button on our site or not.
Apart from me and some of my fellows we have some other volunteers as well who have been creating these free web applications so we need some way to encourage them and pay them some little amount for their hard work. As we have no earnings from the site it is not possible to pay them directly.
Can someone suggest a better way to encourage all the contributors as i found that donate button will be helpful . Still i am not sure and do not want to take any wrong steps