Charityware is any software that supports charity. Some developers ask that proceeds from the sale of software be donated to charity, while others license or donate their software directly to charity. In the case of Free Open Source software, developers might ask users to pay something forward by supporting some charitable endeavors.
In the wiki, you can find more information on
Note: charityware is not a license. See What is a charityware? for more information.
For all his efforts developing the software, Dave simply asks for a small contribution to the Project African Wilderness.1
- 1. See the developer or the charityware page for the latest link to the donation page.
The Good Shepherd Child Care Centre is a newly developed community based organization located in the town of Lukaya, Uganda, just two hours Southwest of the capitol city of Kampala. GSCCC was started in 2005 by John Ssentamu and is currently providing equitable and affordable education for grade levels ranging from kindergarten to primary four (fourth grade).
First of all, I want thank Augustin for taking up the charityware cause and breathing fresh life into the website. Charityware.info is a dramatic improvement on the old charity-ware.org, and I believe it's going to be a much better tool for promoting charityware and helping raise money for worthwhile charities.
I would like to start a discussion about the best tools for finding good charities.
On the way home from work, I heard a good bit on PRI's "The World" about how we all have a moral obligation to help the world's poor (http://www.theworld.org/node/25208). The show mentions:
Today is the official opening of charityware.info. From now on, all links to the old web site at charity-ware.org redirect here.
I have been spending the last couple of weeks updating the old database of developers and charityware. I may have made some mistakes in the process, deleting some charityware that should still be listed here. If so, please contact me and I'll promptly rectify the situation.
Again, I would like to thank Adam Warren for his past and current involvement in charitable causes, and for all his help during the transition process.
The new charityware.info web site is designed to be a community web site: registered users can help expanding and improving the wiki section, use their own blog here to post their opinions on the charityware they use, create, etc.
I am grateful to all of you, for your contributions to the charityware concept, and to good causes in general.
As of today, all the most important elements of the software that is running charityware.info is in place.
I am now busy moving developer, charity and charityware information from the old charity-ware.org web site into this brand new web site.
As I do so, I find that many projects no longer exist. Many links are now dead. Some software is still available, but their authors no longer claim them to be charityware.
I absolutely wanted the very first post on this site to be a word of thanks to Adam Warren.
Adam Warren has created charity-ware.org in 2001 and has been its maintainer until December 2008 when he passed the torch on to myself.