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Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Bradbury Software Donates Over $8000 for Tsunami Aid

Bradbury Software has just made a donation of $8044.80 to the American Red Cross International Response Fund to aid those affected by the Indian Ocean Tsunamis. My thanks to those who helped make this donation possible by purchasing TopStyle or FeedDemon.

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I'm just sorry I already own both your applications.

Posted by: Koz at Jan 4, 2005 7:48:13 PM

Wow, thats quite a donation! Good on you!

Posted by: Olly at Jan 4, 2005 8:36:57 PM

Donating the little profit you make from this software to others is the most selfless things I've heard in a long long time.

I'm sure you have some good karma coming your way.

Posted by: Matt at Jan 4, 2005 9:19:39 PM

By the way, buying this software has also been one of the best purchases I've ever made. I'm glad my money is being put to good use too.

Posted by: Matt at Jan 4, 2005 9:28:31 PM

Way to go, Nick. I will enjoy my licensed copy of TopStyle even more (and I didn't think it possible!) knowing what a generous donation you've made.

Posted by: Rob L. at Jan 4, 2005 10:18:40 PM

Bravo Zulu to Nick, but I've got to wonder how some people can feel good about finally going from pirate to licensed user under such circumstances. How can they justify the fact that their legitamization comes at a cost of $8000 to Nick?

Suggestion: The pirates that licensed FeedDemon in the last month should buy another copy (maybe two as pennance!) now that the proceeds go to Nick this time.

Posted by: Scott at Jan 5, 2005 12:19:34 AM

Wowee!

Posted by: Anand Shiva at Jan 5, 2005 12:44:47 AM

Nice one Nick.

Posted by: Alex Barnett at Jan 5, 2005 2:49:58 AM

Why do you have to advertize your donation?

Posted by: John at Jan 5, 2005 3:25:47 AM

Wow! So why do I do not trust the Australian Red Cross who kept more than $14M in donations from the Bali bombing?

Posted by: Kermit at Jan 5, 2005 4:07:01 AM

Nick

I was kind of curious on how much you'd make. $8000 (about £4,500 in UK sterling) is an exceptional amount!

Ironically, this was the opportunity for me to move to TS 3 full, as it fell good for payday; by happy accident my family has just donated a similar amount to the fund, so in a way we've now doubled it.

What really depresses me though is that so many folks are trying to use a pirated copy of software that costs less than $80 (£50) to buy. Come on guys, we're not talking M$ bloatware here!

Posted by: Steve at Jan 5, 2005 5:06:08 AM

WOW! That is a serious amount of money and you will certinally help a lot of people.

I wasn't expecting it to be that much money. Did you donate all of December or just the week from Boxing Day to New Year?

Posted by: Morgan Pugh at Jan 5, 2005 5:24:38 AM

@John. He isn't "advertising" his donation. He is posting about it on his _personal_ blog. I can't speak for everyone but I was interested to see how much would be raised.

Posted by: Morgan Pugh at Jan 5, 2005 5:27:58 AM

John, I'm not advertising the donation. This donation was made possible by people purchasing TopStyle and FeedDemon, so I assumed it would be of interest to readers of my blog.

Morgan, the donation came from sales during the last week of December. Let's just say it wasn't a typical sales week for me :)

Posted by: Nick Bradbury at Jan 5, 2005 8:24:07 AM

I thought it was wonderful that you donated all your proceeds for that week. Awesome.

Happy New Year!

Posted by: Lisa at Jan 5, 2005 8:33:12 AM

Dang! That's great news. That's some serious sales power as well. Even a quarter of that in a typical week is impressive dough. Lord knows you've worked hard for it.

The school that I teach at is currently raising funds. We have several students who make their home in the affected part of the world and it's nice to see teenagers come together to support their fellow students.

What a great donation for a time that seriously needed it.

Posted by: Alex Ezell at Jan 5, 2005 3:34:17 PM

Thanks for an excellent product and your generous donation to Red Cross!

Posted by: Chris Melinn at Jan 5, 2005 4:36:13 PM

That is totally cool Nick. Congrats on a great product and a very selfless donation to the cause.

Posted by: Lance Heath at Jan 5, 2005 5:02:01 PM

Well, if you compare Nick's $8000+ to the $10.000 donated by George W. Bush ... (at least this was reported by Austrian Press Agency)

Posted by: Markus Pirchner at Jan 6, 2005 6:49:28 AM

You are truly one of the good guys. Keep up the great work.
This is just one of the reasons you have me as a customer for life.

Posted by: Alex Polson at Jan 6, 2005 12:55:39 PM

Well done.
I was considering buying FeedDemon. After reading about the donation.
I have !

Posted by: Ian Mount at Jan 6, 2005 2:40:48 PM

Wow! That's some donation!

Posted by: Mikhail at Jan 7, 2005 4:16:23 AM

I thouhgt you are a good shareware auther but you are far more than that. Although I didn't know that but I've been feeling that before this donation.

I'm really happy to be a customer of your products.

Posted by: Bob Ishida at Jan 8, 2005 2:53:11 AM