Our recent Fundable.org donation towards a Mac/Safari compatible WYSIWYG has gotten some mention on NewsForge and Slashdot
It all started when we had to build a very customized, browser-based content management tool for one of our clients. The tool had to manage hundreds of pages of medical information, in English and Spanish. It really, really sucked that most of the WYSIWYGs out there are PC + IE only.
So we got in touch with the creator of FCK-Editor (Frederico Caldeira Knabben, working from his home in Poland), who is working on building a Mac + Safari compatible version of his WYSIWYG. One of his obstacles was that he doesn’t own a Mac. Oh, the humanity.
To speed things up, we offered to buy him a Mac Mini. But to get the funds over, and to try to get even more people involved, we all decided to use Fundable.org.
In 2 days, the Mac and open source community donated enough money for Frederico to buy a shiny new iBook, and word got around about Fundable.org (oh, and MailChimp!).
This turned out to be some pretty decent word-of-mouth for us. I guess in the nerd world, no good deed goes unpublished.