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30 July 2008, 08:55

Codeweavers plan on giving no software away with Lame Duck Challenge

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CodeWeavers, commercial packager and supporter of the Wine project has announced a plan which would involve them making all their commercial software free for 24 hours if any one of five goals is met.

The catch is that the five goals have to be met by President George W Bush and involve lower gas prices, lower food prices, creating more jobs, rejuvenating the US housing market and bringing Osama Bin Laden to justice. The challenge will run until January 2009 when President Bush leaves office. Details of CodeWeavers challenge can be found on their Great American Lame Duck Challenge web site.

Jeremy White, President of CodeWeavers said "If more goals are met, we'll give away more free software again the next month. We realize if he reaches one goal, we may go out of business giving away our software. It's worth it.". Heise online UK notes that the current economic outlook and past track record suggest that CodeWeavers will still be in business in February 2009.


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