Which organization would you donate your time or money to?

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Which organization would you donate your time or money to?
Creative Commons
12% (18 votes)
Linux Foundation
18% (27 votes)
Electronic Frontier Foundation
20% (30 votes)
Open Knowledge Foundation
5.3% (8 votes)
Open Source Initiative
10.7% (16 votes)
Open Forum Europe
0% (0 votes)
Free Software Foundation
8.7% (13 votes)
Free Software Foundation Europe
5.3% (8 votes)
Free Software Foundation Latin America
1.3% (2 votes)
Wikipedia
18.7% (28 votes)

Giving Tuesday offers a reprieve from the shopping frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday (so named for the huge discounts and bizarre store hours offered to consumers in preparation for holiday giving). From the wiki, #GivingTuesday™ is:

...a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. The second annual GivingTuesday is on December 3, 2013. In the same way that retail stores take part in Black Friday, we want the giving community to come together for #GivingTuesday. We ask that partners create and commit to a project for/on #GivingTuesday and then help spread the word to their networks.

Today we ask our readers: Which organization or group would you donate your time or money to? We've listed a few of our favorite friends in the community. Feel free to add your own open source project in the comments below!

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9 Comments

robinmuilwijk's picture
Open Source Sensei

This was a tough choice, as open source enthusiast. I voted for Open Source Initiative, with the Open Knowledge Foundation as second on my list.

Interesting poll for Giving Tuesday. I'm predicting quite a few votes for the Linux Foundation.

Beverly Pearl's picture
Open Minded

... all of the above. Since I had to pick only one, Open Knowledge seemed to cover a lot of bases.

dragonbite's picture
Open Minded

I know that many open source enthusiasts would know how each of the organizations fit into the "big picture" but a brief summary may help those who sure what some of them do.

jimjag's picture
Open Enthusiast

Shame that the Apache Software Foundation wasn't included. :-)

jhibbets's picture

Totally our bad. So many great organizations to donate time or money to.
Jason

ScottNesbitt's picture
Open Minded

You don't make it easy, do you? :-) So many worthy organizations, so little time ...

debbryant's picture
Open Minded

Great list! Thanks for sharing it.

Deb Bryant

Sean Long's picture

How about the Mozilla Foundation and the FreeBSD Foudation? The FreeBSD Foundation is doing their end of year fundraising campaign right now.

jhibbets's picture

Agreed, both are great organizations. Literally, this poll could have a list of 50+ choices.

Jason