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 is the community leadership manager for Red Hat's Open Source and Standards team. She's co-author of Raspberry Pi Hacks (O'Reilly, December 2013) and a senior editor at GeekMom, a site for those who find their joy in both geekery and