Independently of where you stand in the Vim
infamous battle, it is hard to deny that Vim is an amazing text editor, but did you knew about Vim's peculiar license? Vim is charityware
, with a GPL-compatible license. It's distributed freely, but they ask that if you find it useful you make a donation to help children in Uganda through the ICCF
Bram Moolenaar, author and maintainer of Vim, helped establish a foundation called ICCF Holland
that works to support a children's center in Uganda. He encourages users to consider making a donation to this foundation, which he serves as treasurer of and visits the site in Uganda
nearly every year to monitor the center's progress.
You can become a registered user by sponsoring 10 euros or more, and you can vote for new features. Amazing.
Inside Vim try :help sponsor, and :help uganda, for more information.