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Linux Fund Visa Card Resurrected with a New Backer

Jul 28, 2007, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Three months ago, former sponsor Bank of America dropped the affinity credit card of the Linux Fund, the 'public charity' with a stated mission to support free and open source software. This week the project emerged from hibernation and began accepting applications anew for its on-again, off-again Tux Visa card. New underwriter U.S. Bank is offering consumers a platinum, student, or basic Visa card, each of which provides a small cash reward to open source projects selected by the Linux Fund advisory board. What changed?

"Linux Fund launched for the first time in 1999 with a novel idea: to raise money for open source projects by offering an affinity credit card..."

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