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Linux Fund Brings Spend -and-Support Model to the UK

Mar 02, 2010, 16:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Justin Ryan)

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"Last July, the Linux Foundation hit on the bright idea of combining many geeks' favorite activities — supporting Linux and buying geek gear — with a Tux-themed Visa Card that donates back to Open Source advocacy. The Linux Fund has been offering their own card since 2007, and as of Friday, is extending the opportunity to the UK.

"For those unfamiliar, the Linux Fund is a charitable organization that provides support for Open Source groups. Recipients include current projects like Inkscape and Gnash, and in the past have included Debian, freenode, and OpenSSH, among many others. The Fund's major source of income — reportedly more than three-quarters of a million dollars — is its Visa card program, which receives a portion of every purchase made with the cards."

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