According to the Gift of Life foundation, in Europe and the United States
80% of children diagnosed with cancer survive.
In Russia fewer than 70% do.
Because the only difference is money, we can do something about it.
Paid what you can for an
Excelsior JET license.
Standard Edition, no support, commercial use permitted (Yeah!)
We: Donate the net price to the Save Life Foundation on your behalf.
Save Life is a local charity that helps children and young adults fight cancer.
The time frame was March 19 – August 31, 2015. Refer to the FAQ for further details.
in net proceeds in total
($3,000 already transferred to Save Life)
most generous donation
Frequently Asked Questions
- How many prizes will be available?
We will hold a draw for one copy of Excelsior JET 11, Professional Edition for OS X per each $5,000 raised, with the total rounded to a muliple of $5K when the campaign ends. By way of example only: if we raise $7,499.99 in total, the draw will be for one copy, but one cent more and there will be two winners.
Only those who donates $50 or more per license enter the draw (i.e. if you buy five licenses for $10 each, you do not qualify.)
- Why cannot I donate more and get the Standard Edition for OS X?
- There is no 32‑bit version of Excelsior JET for OS X and hence no Standard Edition for that platform.
- Should I buy a Charity Bundle or download the Evaluation Package?
If the Standard Edition has all the features you need, buy a Charity Bundle and begin using the Standard Edition right away, whether for commercial purposes or not.
However, to fully evaluate Excelsior JET we recommend that you download the Evaluation Package. It has all features of the Enterprise Edition, but is limited to an evaluation period.
Please refer to the Feature Matrix for a complete list of differences between Excelsior JET editions.
- My project is non-commercial, should I buy a Charity Bundle or apply for a free license?
Free licenses are available for public non-commercial projects. If you are making something for yourself, family, or friends, but do not (intend to) publish the results of your work, go for a Charity Bundle.
- Why don't you just make it free?
Our desire to help a local charity aside, we want to attach a bit of responsibility to the transaction and measure the real interest in our product. People often download free software and never use it.
- Are these product versions limited in any way?
The offered products have all features of the Standard Edition sold at full price. The license is perpetual, so they will not expire, nor will the compiled applications.
- Can I purchase support separately later?
No, you would have to buy an entire license+support bundle. We offer substantial discounts to small companies, though.
- Where will my money ultimately go?
Excelsior will donate to charity the net proceeds, i.e. the amount of your payment sans taxes and processing fees charged by our e-commerce provider. We have selected the Save Life Foundation as a single beneficiary. It is a local charity that helps children and young adults from our region, whose families cannot afford treatment for cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
- Why Russia?
Because Excelsior is a 100% Russian company, situated in an academic town near the city of Novosibirsk, Western Siberia.
- How can I donate more to your cause?
If you are based in Russia, please visit the Save Life web site for the entire list of available options.
If you are outside of Russia, you can donate to Gift of Life using PayPal or wire transfer. Optionally, you can specify that the desired beneficiary is the Save Life Foundation in Novosibirsk.