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LinuxMall.com: Open Source Gets Credit From LinuxFund.org

Jul 06, 2000, 17:08 (0 Talkback[s])
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"A new online grant program intends to allow Linux developers to Master the possibilities. LinuxFund.org has launched a site and a program that allows hobbyist developers of Linux to dip into the funds collected from the use of special Tux MasterCard purchases. These special Linux MasterCards are currently available in the U.S. and Canada."

"Two types of members will have access to the site: grant applicants and registered users, according to Peretz Partensky, who currently holds the rank of Architect Penguin for the site. Grant applicants will present the projects they want funded in an arranged format. Registered users will then be able to provide feedback and influence the amount of grant money given to the projects being developed on the site. Allocated funds will be decided on by a three-panel system and dispersed at the end of each month-long funding cycle."

"Even if you're not applying for a grant, you can still participate in the ranking of projects, posting feedback to projects, and influencing which projects will get funding at the end of the month," Partensky said. "So it's not only for the people who come and are applying for grants, but it's also community-oriented where everybody can come, get comments and feedback, and then rank and have their say [on other projects]."

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