About two weeks ago, I suggested we do something to celebrate once Eclipse 3.1 reaches the million download mark. Kim Horne came up with a great idea that allows all Eclipse enthusiasts to participate and help the broader community. Her idea is to have willing participants donate volunteer time or money to a charity of your choice based on the number of days less than 60 it takes to reach 1 million downloads. For instance, if Eclipse 3.1 hit 1 million downloads in 20 days then those that participate will donate 40 times whatever was pledged.
We are going to call it the Million Download Challenge. A pledge sheet has been setup on the Eclipse Wiki. When 3.1 is released, we will post a real-time counter of the download total so everyone can track the progress. I certainly hope lots of people participate, celebrate the success of Eclipse and help the broader community.