any s/w that is coded by any DC member and posted on DC will be under the DC policy?
Unless you have talked to me and we've explicitly agreed that your software is now part of official DonationCoder software collection which must be guaranteed to be free for any supporting member of DC for life, then you are under no obligations of any sort wrt to DC and DC policies.
Just because someone on the DC forum writes software and posts it here or uploads it doesn't mean DC has any rights to it - we don't. It's your software. You wrote it, you decide how it's distributed etc.
We want coders to feel at home here and free to talk and play and share there work - we don't want to own it or restrict it. Obviously many of us here have strong feelings about donationware and freeware and stuff like that, so you're not going to find a very receptive audience if your main interest here is about how you can milk the most amount of money out of your "customers". Although we occasionally talk about the business end of software, it's certainly not the main focus of this site, and it never will be - there are other sites better suited for that.
Now when we have something like a NANY challenge we ask people to post software that is free. If you want to charge for it later or future versions, thats up to you. When we do a programming contest, the programs you submit are going to be free for anyone to download and use. Whatever you do with it beyond that is up to you. It's your software we just ask that the free copy you made for the contest be made available to everyone for free. We promise not to ever try to charge for it or restrict its use. We're happy to take care of bandwidth and hosting etc.
We frequenly offer some free web space for freeware/donationware coders, just as a thank you for their contribution to software scene. It's not an amazing thing - it's just a site at like USERNAME.dcmembers.com. And the condition is that you not abuse the space and not use it to SELL shareware, but only for freeware and donationware. But other than that, the space is yours. That also is *NOT* official donationcoder software - it's your software and web space to handle as you wish. You have no obligations to use other than to not abuse the offer of space.
[ We occasionally have someone like Anderson (Mobysaurus) who works on something of very high quality and who is so close in spirit to the site that we both agree to make it part of the official DonationCoder software collection, and use the DC license key system, etc. Youll see those programs on the official DC Software page: http://www.donationc.../Software/index.html
To summarize all that:
Your software is your own to do whatever you want with it. We're happy to help you with any hosting and web space you need, until it becomes a commercial product at which point we will be very happy for you but expect you to find your own hosting.