Basecamp is Now Free for Teachers

Following the company's recent name change, popular project-management app Basecamp is now allowing free access for teachers:

“Over the years, Basecamp has proven to be very popular with teachers, classrooms, and students. We want to take it to the next level by absorbing the cost and offering it free for teachers to use with their students.

We know budgets are tight these days, so hopefully this can help reduce the strain and improve school projects at the same time.”

Such a great idea. Kudos to Basecamp for realizing that there are things far more important than making money.

The company's founder and CEO, Jason Fried, spoke more about this philosophy (and about fajitas, of course) with John Gruber on the latest episode of The Talk Show. Definitely an episode worth listening to.