Support Free & Open Software This Holiday Season!

This is a campaign I originally embarked on in 2011. If you want to see the original post, you can view it here.

Anyone who knows me knows how big of an advocate of Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) that I am. I try to use and promote free and open source software whenever I can.  There are a lot of advantages to using FOSS projects – the chief among them being the cost.  If you look at your computer(s), smart phone and tablet you’ll probably notice there there are a lot of free and/or open applications you take for granted and use virtually every day.

Did you know that most of the free and open software we use is developed by a single developer or a small team of developers who work on the project on their spare time?  These developers work hard so that you have great software to use and get little recognition or compensation for doing so.  If we can compensate these developers for their efforts, the likelihood that you’ll see great new features and updates for the software increases.  With the holiday season right around the corner why not spread some holiday cheer and give to these projects?

I’ll be donating to both open source, and free/freemium projects that I believe in and have used without compensating the original developers.

Join Me!

I’d love to have you join me in my efforts to make sure that our favourite free and open projects feel the love this holiday season.  If you want to follow my progress, or let people know about your progress use the Twitter hash tag #fossdonate.

My Donations

I’ll be updating this section with my new donations as I make them.