I recently learned this was one of the top ten pages on this site. While I welcome the attention this generates for these great F/OSS projects, I encourage you to learn more about the research of Seidman Group and NUCAPT by using the links on the left.
I have benefited from a lot of free and open source software. I have contributed money and code and support to many of the best. This page, started Jan 2005, will record some of the projects I've contributed actual out-of-pocket money to. I may later attempt to update this to include projects that I have donated time and effort to.
Per a few requests, I have also included links to the projects, a brief description, and good books which you can buy regarding the software. The last of these uses an Amazon Associates referral. All proceeds from this account are immediately donated to the projects below. To date, $171.25 has been given to these projects because of referral click-throughs. Donations made through my sourceforge page will also go to open source projects. To date, I've received $10 from a kind but anonymous donor through this page.
If you know how I might donate money to some of the projects which I don't know how to, can think of a good reference to include in the table, or if you think another project deserves my support, please drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Projects I've Donated Money To
- InkScape (see below)
- TeX (through TUG)
- I made my second donation on 2007-05-19 and didn't receive a key until 2007-06-05 (a week after I sent an email follow-up). Donation to this great product is still strongly encouraged, but I thought a warning of patience was needed in case people were concerned about being able to vote for new features and brag about their donation. Hopefully, this means Bram's freetime is being spent improving vim instead of dealing with administration.
- In 2007, donations will be matched!
Projects I'd Donate Money To If I Could Figure Out How
|ELinks||Text web browser|
|IDEALX (smbldap)||SAMBA + LDAP scripts, howto|
|LaTeX2rtf||Convert LaTeX to RTF|
|MediaWiki||Wiki software||The Wiki Way|
|X.Org||X11 Windowing System||X Window System User's Guide|
Projects I Will Eventually Donate Money To
|Free Software Foundation||Credit card, PayPal, check||Free as in Freedom|
|Electronic Privacy Information Center||PayPal, Network for Good|
|Firefox Portable||Browser for USB stick||PayPal|
|PortableApps Suite||Launcher, programs for USB sticks||PayPal|
|Thunderbird Portable||E-mail for USB stick||PayPal|
|xine||Media player||By arrangement|
Will look up & add
- groklaw (donation on 2008-Sept-28)
Requests for financial support
|KbFX||KDE Menu||by arrangement||broken PC (P2 360MHz) & need to replace (in Sri Lanka)|