That link is what I get when I pressed on download, where they won't let you download unless you "donate". That is why I haven't used yet, I don't mind paying for software, but claiming it to be free (as in beer and speech) software (ref Distrowatch, listed as Price: Free), but corner you with a "donation".
Also, on the link I provided it say:
Elive is free and made with pleasure for your pleasure, but free does not mean "no cost" . I spend all my time developing Elive. It is my choice. Your choice is whether or not downloading Elive is worth a donation. I have not put a minimum donation, because I realize that many of you are students with very limited resources. I thank You for showing interest in Elive, and hope to see you in #elive on IRC!
But clearly the minimum "donation" is $5. They should be more clear with these things. And the link ed found is probably not meant for the public, I couldn't find it anywhere on the site. Until they are more honest I will stay away from em.