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DistroWatch: DistroWatch to Offer Financial Assistance to Free Software Projects

Mar 23, 2004, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ladislav Bodnar)

[ Thanks to Ladislav Bodnar for this link. ]

"DistroWatch is proud to announce an initiative to offer financial assistance to Free Software projects. The extent of this assistance will be set to 10% of DistroWatch's income from advertising, sale of merchandise and related products and services, and can initially be expected to reach between US$150 to US$500 per month. These funds will be donated to various Free Software projects as determined by the maintainers, contributors and visitors of DistroWatch. The donations will have no strings attached.

"The first benefactor of this initiative will be the GnuCash project (after all, what other project would be more suitable to receive the first donation than the one we use to track DistroWatch finances?). The second benefactor will be the Debian GNU/Linux project, which has been our preferred operating system to host the DistroWatch web site since it moved to a dedicated server over a year ago. Readers are welcome to submit suitable candidates for consideration to receive financial assistance, either in the reader forums in each issue of DistroWatch Weekly, or by private email. There are no rules other than these projects have to be of non-commercial nature, and they have to be developed with the goal of advancing the adoption of Linux..."

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