Which organization would you donate your time or money to?

Posted 03 Dec 2013 by 

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Creative Commons
12% (18 votes)
Linux Foundation
18% (27 votes)
Electronic Frontier Foundation
20% (30 votes)
Open Knowledge Foundation
5% (8 votes)
Open Source Initiative
11% (16 votes)
Open Forum Europe
0% (0 votes)
Free Software Foundation
9% (13 votes)
Free Software Foundation Europe
5% (8 votes)
Free Software Foundation Latin America
1% (2 votes)
Wikipedia
19% (28 votes)
Total votes: 150

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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robinmuilwijk
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.
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Beverly Pearl
Open Minded
... all of the above. Since I had to pick only one, Open Knowledge seemed to cover a lot of bases.
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dragonbite
Open Source Evangelist
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.
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jimjag
Open Enthusiast
Shame that the Apache Software Foundation wasn't included. <code>:-)</code>
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jhibbets
Open Sourcerer
Totally our bad. So many great organizations to donate time or money to. Jason
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ScottNesbitt
Open Source Evangelist
You don't make it easy, do you? :-) So many worthy organizations, so little time ...
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debbryant
Open Minded
Great list! Thanks for sharing it.
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Sean Long
How about the <a href="http://www.mozilla.org">Mozilla Foundation</a> and the <a href="http://www.freebsdfoundation.org">FreeBSD Foudation</a>? The FreeBSD Foundation is doing their end of year fundraising campaign right now.
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jhibbets
Open Sourcerer
Agreed, both are great organizations. Literally, this poll could have a list of 50+ choices. Jason
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