We are a non-profit organization. Our goal is to make the world a better place.
Unfortunately we're not smart enough to be doctors or fix the economy so this is what we got.
If no donations are received it will not, by itself, prevent us from developing Blackbird further.
If you should choose to donate and help keep Blackbird flying we will however love you forever and this is what your money will be spent on (in order of importance):
# 1. Website/domain hosting
Not that expensive but our priority is keeping Blackbird available to everyone at all times, free and ad-free.
# 2. Help us build a scrappy research lab
We want to make Blackbird better for you and a big part of that is ensuring stability and compatibility in all environments. With your donations we'll buy parts to upgrade our current setup - RAM, hdd's - for optimal VM use, and if possible some cheapo used PC's/tablets for direct testing/debugging.
- Remove all official 1st party MS crapware - telemetry, tracking, datamining, etc.
- Remove all Get Windows 10 ads/nagware
- Remove all official vendor bloat/riskware
- Block contact with biggest ad servers and trackers
- Fortify local security and optimize performance
- Keep an eye on vendor pre-installed software security
- Keep it compatible, easy to use, free and ad-free
- Only sell out for 2 mil € - cash, hand-delivered in a leather suitcase. Non-negotiable.
(The above figure grows at a rate of +1mil per year of operation. Next refresh is scheduled at Nov. 1, 2017)