I saw your post rjbull, and appreciate you adding your thoughts.
I think its important to try to view this from their perspective, that the concept of freeware is not to be trifled with litely. People have wars over terms all the time (check out the "Open Source" debates if you want to have some real fun).
So I'm sympathetic to them being suspicious of anything that calls itself freeware and still requires users to sign up at a forum, etc. We are in a kind of limbo here, as we've discussed on this forum before (https://www.donation...index.php?topic=96.0
And in the end I think that there's no point arguing over definitions (though I think it's clear we don't fit into the shareware model). The only thing I care about is explaining what we are trying to do and how the site works.
In all fairness, it has to be said that they were right about the page shown to people who got to the Key download page who had not yet signed up at the forum:
That page was asking people to sign up to download the freeware license key but said nothing about having to come back in 6 months to download a new key, which it absolultely should, no question about it. And I've now changed the page to state it clearly (the page is here but remember that since you're a forum member you won't see what they see unless you log out first: https://www.donation...r.com/Keys/index.php
I think these discussions are always useful in refining ideas and helping clear up misperceptions, and in demonstrating that we are open to suggestions and constructive criticism.