Jamie Cansdale, author of the excellent TestDriven.net, has organized several charity auctions to help people in Malawi. In his words:
I have decided to organize a charity auction of a number of licenses for .NET developer tools. All proceeds of the auction will be given to Wells for Zoë, a charity dedicated to increasing the availability of safe drinking water and water for irrigation in rural areas of Malawi. You can read more about the project on their website or blog.
One unusual thing about this charity is that all travel and admin expenses are paid by the charity’s founders themselves. Therefore all donations go directly to sourcing the much needed equipment on the ground in Malawi. You can find out more about the equipment that is needed on the donation page here.
The software is being auctioned on eBay (they complete at the crack of dawn Pacific Standard Time on Wednesday):
- MSDN Premium Subscription with Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite x 3 ($10,939) – bid
Contributed by ex-MVP Jamie Cansdale
- SourceGear Vault x 9 ($289) – bid
Contributed by Eric Sink of SourceGear
- TypeMock Enterprise x 5 ($299) – bid
Contributed by Eli Lopan of TypeMock
- DXperience Enterprise ($1299.99)- bid
CodeRush with Refactor! Pro ($249.99) – bid
Contributed by Mark Miller of devExpress
- Shell MegaPack.Net x 3 ($295) – bid
Contributed by Atul Godbole of Sky Software
- Thycotic Secret Server 10 user license ($389) – bid
Contributed by Jonathan Cogley of Thycotic Software
If you want any of these excellent products, bid away!