Intro: (suggest a better intro and/or additions)
I was curious of what financial situation FSF was in and I found this: http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocument...02f84ecd-9.pdf (https://www.fsf.org/about)
At page 1 you can see that FSF had a net-income of about $800,000, and have about $900,000 in assets.
Looking at ubuntuforums.org:
Active members: 72,215
So just a bit more than $1 per member or $10 per active member and we have *doubled* FSF income/assets!
I'm not saying that everyone should neccessarily donate to FSF. It was mostly to illustrate how little that actually can make a impact.
Lets make this a bragging thread for donors. Post your donation (amount and/or project)
This thread will consentrate on financially contributions. This is in no way superior over doing work for free. I'd say that's probably more valuable in most cases
- Free software foundation (GNU)
- GNU herds
- Software Freedom Conservancy
- Open media now! (gnash)
Most projects have a quite visible donation link on their homepage.
- Wine (you could also buy a Crossover licence)
- Open Office
- Mozilla Foundation (Firefox, Thunderbird, etc.)
- KDE Web Development (Quanta Plus, Kommander, Kallery, etc)
- jGnash (not gnash)
- Wireless driver for Rt2x00 based cards
- Madwifi Drivers for wireless cards based on Atheros
Other ways to contribute (financially):
If you don't want/can make a direct donation it still is a few options:
- If you live in USA or Canada you can get the Linux credit card
- Buy stuff through "sponsor" links. Please post more of these
- UK Free Software Network (UK ISP) use their profit to support free software. So if you live in UK change now
Post more projects/ideas and I'll fill them in here.
More projects (donation links)
Most of these projects accept donations through paypal. Please note that you don't need a paypal account to use those links. Paypal let you pay with a creditcard if you don't have a account.
List of Free Software Contributing Companies & Institutions