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Unlike some "free" web services, the EServer really is free of charge.

Many for-profit online communities today offer "free" web services by surreptitious database marketing, making profits by gathering and selling intellectual property from and about their users. The EServer, on the other hand, is a truly noncommercial, nonprofit organization: it is run as a "labor of love" by people who value a free and [diverse publishing]? environment. All our equipment and administration costs are covered by [volunteer]? labor, in-kind contributions by our membership, and [donations]? by readers. There is no charge to become a member, and our collections are free to all readers (enough to keep you reading for years!).