Microsoft's Ecohero: How Sean Nicholson Is Saving the Earth

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Each year the International Computer Refurbisher Summit awards a lifetime achievement award in my name (it's a long story on how that came to be). This year the award went to Sean Nicholson. This was mainly because refurbishers couldn't afford to put legal Windows licenses on used equipment. Refurbishers could either pay full price for licenses (and thereby price their equipment out of the market), or use pirated versions of Windows.

Nonprofit Technology News: 2013 Year in Review

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In hardware life extension news, the grand award winner for software in Popular Science's Best of What's New 2013 this year is a server/software technology called Neverware Juicebox. It’s a new licensing arrangement in which Adobe products users download the software as they have in the past and use it on PCs, but licensing is on a monthly per-user fee basis. in Namibia is showing the way for providing Internet access in Africa.