So, we have told you about mostly free software; but what does that really mean?
"Free software" can mean different things (see the sidebar What is "free" software?).
For our customers we promote truly free-to-use software and applications.
So ... why does La Vojo show fees with some of the free software replacements?
What we are trying to do here is to provide back some support to the creators making the free software. These people live on contributions. The amount that they get determines how much and how frequently that their software will be updated.
We think that is is fair to help them, if we are using their tools to save our customers a lot of money.
These fees are admittedly arbitrary, so we would be pleased to work with you to jiggle them around -- with a goal of being fair to "the ones that brought us to the party" as well as to you, our customers.
Our goal is to save you money and to promote open source software.
So we will be finding the very best, while least expensive item for you in all cases.