in brief Atlassian, a Sydney-based software company best known for its bug-tracking JIRA product, is currently selling $10 licences for six of its products, with all of the money from sales going to charity.
In the first week, the company has raised $100,000 for Room to Read, a charity that aims to increase access for children in the developing world headed by former Microsoft executive John Wood. A previous campaign raised US$110,000 and allowed the charity to establish 16 libraries in Cambodia.
The $10 price point for the products includes support and maintenance, which will continue upon yearly renewal of the licence. Atlassian products selected for this program (with 10 users included in the starter licence) were JIRA, Confluence, GreenHopper, Bamboo and FishEye. Atlassian's Crowd comes with 50 users for $10.
A spokesperson for Atlassian said in a statement that this campaign is a response to over 1000 requests to bring back a similar drive that took place in April this year when the software company offered five-user licences for $5.