Are you open to paid plugins while using WordPress ? Did you buy it because you had no choice ? What if there was an open-source plugin for the same feature ?
I would always go for open source plugins if they are available. I do not have any issue about closed license. A developer has right to do whatever he wants to do with his hard work. That said, I would rather use the open source plugin and support the author through a donation.
I would love to contribute too. If not as a donation, by spreading word about the project. The more popular it becomes the more the chance for it to be financially viable and stay open source.
Glad both of you are doing great work in supporting the author. I haven't done that till now.
Jason I haven't done that till now.
Money is not everything. A good word of appreciation can be priceless. Nothing gives more pleasure when your work is making others happy and feel good.