December 8th, 2004, 03:52 PM #1
Anyone know if MS grants licences to Non-Profits?
I'm going to start building machines for a womens shelter. All of the computers the actual shelter uses were donated to them without problems but these would be going to individual families. Because of the nature of it I'll be asking for donations personally for all the hardware. If needed then, the shelter can ask for the software directly from MS rather than me asking for it.
Does anyone know if they do this. Or offer reduced prices for keys. It could be any version from 98 up really.
Most of these families have been shut off from the outside world for a long time. The shelter helps them get phones and television but basic computer skills and internet aren't priority. I'd like to help get them up to speed and reconnected.size=1 rocks
December 8th, 2004, 04:14 PM #2
Yeah, I tried to read through all the programs but almost all of them looked like they were for schools. There is one I see for non-profits but it is once a year and I'm not sure what I'm trying to do actually falls into the same catagory. I just want to make sure I'm not violating anything.
Also would it be legal for people to donate their old keys, say after upgrading operating systems, if the software is no longer in use?size=1 rocks
December 8th, 2004, 04:16 PM #3
I was slow reading the terms of the second one Steve.
 The open charity deal looks better than buying outright but I'd need to see what the costs are, they would be footed by me more than likely. Tax deductable contributions can be made directly to the shelter but because of what it is, they generally won't deal with individuals because of the risks involved with giving out information. Maybe I should just contact MS directly and explain the unique situation.
Last edited by rabidaardvark; December 8th, 2004 at 04:22 PM.size=1 rocks
December 9th, 2004, 11:37 PM #4
Anyone know the actual take on donating legal keys no longer in use?size=1 rocks
December 10th, 2004, 03:47 AM #5
Microsoft - Donated Computer Operating System Program
That one should cover Win 2000 keys for 50 machines. Unfortunately they won't provide keys to churches. I'd like to have classes at least once a month and am speaking with some churches to host them.
I have at least 2 keys for 98se and one for ME that I could install but still haven't been able to find any information on the legality of it. I know I'm being repetitive but I'd hate to have someone let me do this and get them in trouble.size=1 rocks
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