Friday, September 24, 2010

Purchase Bordeaux and help support Wineconf 2010 and FreeBSD

Last month we ran a 50% off sale on Bordeaux and this month we would like to do something a little different and raise some money for a good cause. With your help we would like to help support three very important projects.
  • The first project is the Wine Development Fund. Proceeds from the WDF go toward supporting the annual Wine Conference. This year the Wine Conference will be held in Paris, France.
  • The second project is freebsdnews is a site about the current happenings in the FreeBSD community.
  • The third project is the FreeBSD Foundation. The FreeBSD Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the FreeBSD Project.
We will donate 50% of all sales over the next month to each of the three projects listed above. Below is how we plan to distribute the funds to each project :

For each Linux and OpenSolaris sale we will donate 50% of sales to the WDF to help fund this years Wine Conference.

For each Mac, FreeBSD and PC-BSD sale we will donate 50% of sales to freebsdnews and then in return Gerard from freebsdnews will donate 10% of the funds he receives to the FreeBSD Foundation.

The remaining 50% covers our expenses and also will be used to hire a new developer to improve our UI for Bordeaux 3.0 (see below).

Here is a screenshot of a mockup of the upcoming Bordeaux 3.0 UI. From the toolbar you can select to see installed, available and unsupported apps. Under Edit there will be preferences with a link to our Cellar Manager. Also after you install an application you will be able to launch it from the Bordeaux UI and uninstall the application with a single mouse click. In the Cellar Manager we plan to add a "New" button, just click new and then create a new cellar. After the new cellar has been created you can then configure it and install applications or games into the newly made cellar.

The 50% donation will begin on Monday August 23st 2010 and run until Sunday October 3rd 2010.

Update 08/25/10

We would like to thank the folks at for their support of FreeBSD / PC-BSD and for their recent purchase.

Update 09/22/10

We are happy to announce that we have now raised over $500.00 for WineConf 2010 and FreeBSD. :) Any organization, web site, or person who makes a purchase of $100.00 or more will in return be given a link back to your web site, as well as a huge "Thank You"
If for some reason you dont need Bordeaux at this time you can still make a donation via our Donations page.

At this time Bordeaux only cost $20.00 for Linux and *BSD and $25.00 for Mac and OpenSolaris. So with a purchase you will be helping four very important projects including the Bordeaux Project. If you dont currently need to run Windows Applications or Games on your system but you would still like to make a donation you can use our PayPal donation page to donate. All donations made through our donation page will be equally shared between each project.

The Bordeaux Team

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