By John Gruber
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It started last week with Brent Simmons’s generous donation of a copy of NetNewsWire for use as a prize during the Daring Fireball membership drive. I’m proud to announce a bunch of other excellent prizes.
Here’s what we have lined up:
1 copy of NetNewsWire from Ranchero Software
From my former colleagues at Bare Bones Software:
5 copies of Interarchy from Stairways Software
From The Iconfactory, 1 copy of each of the following:
From Segment Publishing, 12 months of free web hosting on the Starter package
From Jewelboxing, a 20-pack of their crackerjack professional-grade disc packaging system — winner’s choice between Standard (CD) and King (DVD) size
From Jim Heid, 2 signed copies of his new book/DVD, The Macintosh iLife ’04
From Westciv, 2 copies of Style Master
From Rogue Amoeba Software:
1 copy of VoodooPad from Flying Meat Software
2 copies of iDrum (“The Drum Machine for Mac OS X”) from Glaresoft
1 copy of Path Finder from Cocoatech
The retail value of all the above software is a little over
$1,300 $1,600 (!). My sincere thanks to all the above sponsors.
Here’s how the contest will work:
I’m extending the membership drive two days, so that it will run through next Friday, July 2. Everyone who becomes a member by the end of July 2 is eligible for the contest. (This, of course, includes everyone who has already joined.)
Winners will be selected randomly, using a simple Perl script along the lines of:
Each member can only win once. I.e. if there are 21 prizes, there will be 21 winners.
Members may, optionally, submit a list ranking the order of the packages they’re hoping to win. E.g., if you already own a license for one or more of the prizes, you’d rank those apps last. To submit a list, send an email with the prizes listed in your preferred order to this special address:
Only messages sent to this address will be considered.
Any winner who has submitted a message to this address will be awarded their top-ranked app from the remaining prizes. Any winner who has not submitted a message to this address will be awarded a random prize.