Thanks a lot Peter for your clarifications.
Indeed, the rate of donations vs. downloads was low, about 0.1% . Some money is made with PCBs, but only if people order them at our partner AISLER.
It is better now, and if this is not a straw fire then I am positive that we can reduce the number of open issues, add more parts, and maybe even think about new features.
I will improve the download page, and try to make it clearer, so users don’t feel scammed.
However, changes on the website are slow: The webpage is fragile, there is no staging or test server, and I am not familiar with the deploy process should anything go wrong. So I am forced to work on the live system, and be very careful even about even trivial changes. And every changes require a lengthy restart, that will kick out users from their sessions.
Besides the work on this supporting users, finance and legal, and this webserver, I am still happy to get to work on the 0.9.5 version of Fritzing, so there are some improvements already in the pipeline