Vim is used everywhere, also within Microsoft. This inspired Microsoft
employees to take action. This is the message I received:
> From: George Reilly
> Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 4:38 PM
> Subject: Microsoft Vim Users raise $2650 for Ugandan Orphans
> Every Fall, Microsoft challenges its employees to raise money for
> charity. Last year's Giving Campaign raised $28.5 million.
> This year, I challenged the Vim users at Microsoft to raise money for
> their favorite text editor. Vim is a much improved version of the
> classic Unix text editor, vi. It's also charityware. Bram Moolenaar, the
> primary author of Vim, requests that satisified users help his favorite
> charity, orphans in Kibaale, Uganda, through the International Child
> Care Fund in Holland. ICCF has a Canadian affiliate, the Kibaale
> Children's Fund. I worked with the KCF and MS@... to establish
> that the KCF was eligible for Microsoft matching dollars.
> Eight Microsoft employees have just contributed US $1,375 to the KCF.
> Microsoft will match $1,275 of that, yielding a total of $2,650.
> I'd like to thank everyone for contributing so generously.
I am grateful for the Microsoft employees and Microsoft itself to help
Vim's charityware concept. At least some of that 85% profit is going in
the right direction! :-)
I hope this inspires others to help the orphans in Uganda. The project
is steadily growing, the more donations we receive, the more we can do
for the poor and needy children. See http://iccf-holland.org.
If you are working for a company with a "double donation" scheme:
Can you do better than Microsoft!?!?
From "know your smileys":
(:-# Said something he shouldn't have
/// Bram Moolenaar -- Bram@...
/// Creator of Vim - Vi IMproved -- http://www.vim.org
\\\ Project leader for A-A-P -- http://www.a-a-p.org
\\\ Lord Of The Rings helps Uganda - http://iccf-holland.org/lotr.html