As a part of the launch of Destination Linux Network, we want to give back! Suggest your favorite charity here and we will be picking ones to sponsor as a community. If your charity doesn’t get picked initially, do not fear as we will be changing up the charities throughout the year.
While there are many great causes to support in the world today; we’re looking for charities that offer ways for the community to donate in a multitude of capacities. Charities that provide a range of options for volunteer work, monetary donations, hardware donations, artwork, etc. This will allow everyone in the community to have an opportunity to get involved.
In general we’re seeking charities relating to open source, security, privacy, digital divide, technology education, and Linux in general.
Not sure about DuckDuckGo, but EFF would probably count. Only issue I have with EFF is that they take in an awful lot of corporate dollars. Which might be okay, but they’ve had cases where they defended those same corporations (google, facebook, Cable ISPs) while railing against the govt for the same thing. I guess their focus is anti-govt with corp backing… Enemy of my Enemy I guess??
They are big into Linux, Open Source, and re-using and recycling old hardware. It’s worth a pilgrimage, if you’ve never gone. I’ve personally visited the one in Portland, Oregon, USA, and volunteered my time there too.
Here’s a “Linus Tech Tips” vid about Freegeek Vancouver:
The part where Linus finds the Depeche Mode cassette inside the robot made me laugh really hard.
I agree Reglue.org is an amazing charity and giving back to to a community, teaching kid no only about Linux but also how to use it , and helping bridge the digital divided, that to me that is everything we want all rolled one giant ball. I would really recommend that everyone check out their site.