This is a symbolic milestone: Last week, MVVM Light reached the bar of 120’000 downloads on http://mvvmlight.codeplex.com, the site that has been hosting source and installers since the beginning of the project (100'000 downloads) and on Nuget, the popular package manager for .NET (20'000 downloads). More information about this milestone on my blog!
The special action is now over! The winners of the two Expression Studio have been notified. Thank you to everyone who donated to Calcutta Rescue! You made a wonderful gesture.
The whole proceeds of this auction will be sent to one of my favorite humanitarian organizations: Calcutta Rescue. This organization is managing multiple projects in the region of Kolkata (Calcutta), India. It was founded in 1979 by the amazing Dr Jack Preger, and includes the following projects:
- Four Urban Clinics offering primary healthcare as well as specialist medical programmes
- Rural Clinics
- An active Outreach Programme (Mobile Clinics, Street Medicine, Health Education)
- Two Schools educating over 500 children
- A Clean and Safe Drinking Water Programme
- A Vocational Training Programme creating sustainable employment
- A Fair Trade certified Handicrafts Workshop
More information about Calcutta Rescue can be found on their website. I have many ties with this organization and I was even president of the Swiss organization (in charge of gathering funds in Switzerland) for few years. In 2007, I had the chance to visit the projects personally and I can attest that they are extremely well managed. You can see pictures of this visit on my Flickr page.