Buying with the Penguin
Jul 28, 2009, 22:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"As Jim Zemlin, executive director at the Linux
Foundation, said in the card's announcement, "This credit card is
in response to requests by individuals who want to get involved and
support the Linux Foundation's community activities. Some people
write code while others work on marketing or defending Linux. The
Linux-branded credit card is an easy way for anyone to contribute
to the growth of Linux and identify themselves as supporters of the
community by carrying Tux in their pocket."
"Well, I do a bit for Linux, by writing about Linux, both when
it gets things right and when it gets things wrong, but I'm amused
by the idea that anyone can help Linux by spending money. After
all, we all do that!"