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.
You: Pay what you can for an Excelsior JET license
(Standard Edition, no support, commercial use permitted.)
The time frame is November 22 – December 25, 2013. Refer to the FAQ for further details.
raised as of December 6, 2013
most generous donation to date
- Donation of the net price to the Save Life Foundation on your behalf
- Single‑seat Excelsior JET 8, Standard Edition license for the selected platform(s)
- Free upgrade to version 9 in January 2014 Min $50/license
Frequently Asked Questions
- 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 entire amount, including the payment processing fees, but excluding VAT/sales tax, if any. 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.