Edited by Danc20, 13 November 2010 - 06:56 PM.
Why Does sUBs do it?
Posted 13 November 2010 - 06:55 PM
Posted 14 November 2010 - 12:45 PM
I'm not sure what your definition of 'professional' is, but to me it implies payment. While certainly experts, everyone here is a volunteer. sUBs and other volunteers accept donations, however there is no expectation of payment. Donations are usually small, and infrequent. Donations may assist a volunteer to upgrade their computer, or take their significant other out for a meal. They don't come anywhere close to compensating them for their time.
sUBs began as all volunteers do, by joining a malware removal school. You can find a list of them at UNITE. sUBs actually started at our school (GeekU), but went on to graduate from another. While helping people with malware infections, he saw a need, and developed a simple tool he called combofix. He's obviously a very talented coder, and as malware evolves he's spent almost every day since working to improve it. His simple tool, has become very powerful and complex. If you've found combofix valuable, consider a small donation to sUBs (direct link to his PayPal account).
Posted 16 November 2010 - 04:45 PM
I never really thought about the similarities of those who offer their free time to help and those who offer free time making programs. I guess many give in about the same effort and time and for the same reasons. The history of sUBs makes that clear. It would make sense that someone so willing to help people would start in the forums, not surprisingly beginning at Geekstogo.
Thanks again for the thoughtful reply, it made me think.
PS: By professionals I mean professionals like you and anyone who helps on a forum who has been trained to use the tool.
Edited by Danc20, 16 November 2010 - 04:46 PM.
Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:47 AM
Is there maybe some index page with donate buttons for the ones that make tools like these possible? Or with helpers and their donation buttons listed?
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