Week-long spending frenzy has turned charitable with Giving Tuesday

Give back to open source on Giving Tuesday

Posted 27 Nov 2012 by 

Ruth Suehle (Red Hat)
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Black Friday first spread to Cyber Monday, then Grey Thursday. Now the week-long spending frenzy has turned charitable with Giving Tuesday.

New York’s 92nd Street Y teamed up with the United Nations Foundation to gather a growing group of companies and non-profits "to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season [and to] celebrate and encourage charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations."

Open source is fundamentally about sharing and giving back to a community, so Giving Tuesday is a perfect time to think about both open source communities and other communities that could use your help. Here are a few ways:

On Twitter, follow and use the #givingtuesday hashtag to spread the word.

Ruth Suehle leads community marketing for Red Hat's Open Source and Standards team, including the Fedora Project and is the moderator of the Life channel here on opensource.com. She's co-author of Raspberry Pi Hacks