OpenStreetMap Redux

Stephen Palmateer on the KWLUG mailing list suggested that we nominate OpenStreetMap for the FLOSS Fund. In addition to its usual crusade to generate openly-licenced map data for the entire world, the project played a role in helping relief efforts after the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

The project accepts donations via http://donate.openstreetmap.org/

Contribution: 
$168.25
Contribution date: 
2010-05-23
Contribution details: 
98.25 from can, 75 from after-meeting donations
Meeting Agenda: KWLUG Meeting: May 3 2010

OpenBSD

Why would a Linux user contribute to the OpenBSD project? Here are a few reasons:

Contribution: 
$65.00CAD
Contribution date: 
2010-04-04

Linux Mint for the FLOSS Fund

Linux Mint is an Ubuntu derivative but instead of just repackaging Ubuntu with a different art work, they improve on Ubuntu while being compatible. e.g. if you search for help on a problem the response that applies to Ubuntu also applies to Mint

The whole OS feels cleaner, the packaging of the media codecs is not encumbered by US laws and I just like the menu.

In my humble opinion they have already solved many of the paper cuts that Ubuntu is trying to solve.

(pnijjar: The donation page is here: http://www.linuxmint.com/donors.php

Contribution: 
$59.90USD = $65.81CAD
Contribution date: 
2010-02-07

OpenLayers

OpenLayers is a BSD licensed application JavaScript for displaying interactive "slippy maps". It can load wide variety of common geographic data formats, and has common map controls available of out of the box. But being open source you can add any additional functionality which you might require.

Contribution: 
$80.00CAD
Contribution date: 
2010-01-20
Contribution details: 
Had to send this donation c/o OSGeo because OpenLayers does not have their own method for handling small donations.

Project Gutenberg

(From Chris Frey)

I'd like to nominate Project Gutenberg (http://www.gutenberg.org)
as a FLOSS fund recipient.

Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free
electronic books. It contains over 2 million free eBooks in its catalog,
in various formats, and has served over 100 million downloads.

Contribution: 
$180USD = $190.26CAD
Contribution date: 
2010-01-17

flameeyes

I've been watching this guy's blog for a while and have come to realize that he is doing a whole lot for the open source software and particularly Linux. His work directly involves Gentoo, but many of his fixes make their way up stream.

Contribution: 
36.96CAD = 24.00EUR
Contribution date: 
2010-01-01

Memtest86+

Memtest86 is a tool for testing system RAM. It runs a number of increasingly-subtle tests to determine whether your RAM has errors. It is an oft-overlooked tool that has helped me diagnose hardware issues many times over.

Memtest86+ is a fork of the code which added support for larger memory sizes and newer processors. Unlike the original version I was able to find a donations page for the forked version, so that is my nominee.

Contribution: 
75.00 USD = 81ish CAD
Contribution date: 
2009-11-23
Contribution details: 
Via Paypal

CIPPIC

The Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) was established at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law in the fall of 2003. It is the first legal clinic of its kind in Canada. In 2007, technology innovator and entrepreneur Dr. Robert Glushko and his wife, Professor Pamela Samuelson, made a large donation to CIPPIC, allowing the clinic to continue its student-centered research and advocacy on technology-related policy and law reform.

Web site is at: CIPPIC

Contribution: 
$110.00
Contribution date: 
2009-10-14
Contribution details: 
Contributed to the CIPPIC c/o the University of Ottawa

Mapnik

What is mapnik?

Mapnik is a Free Toolkit for developing mapping applications. It's written in C++ and there are Python bindings to facilitate fast-paced agile development. It can comfortably be used for both desktop and web development, which was something I wanted from the beginning.

Contribution: 
44GBP=$77.65 CAD
Contribution date: 
2009-10-05

GPSBabel

From the GPSBabel homepage:
"GPSBabel converts waypoints, tracks, and routes between popular GPS receivers and mapping programs. It also has powerful manipulation tools for such data.

By flattening the Tower of Babel that the authors of various programs for manipulating GPS data have imposed upon us, it returns to us the ability to freely move our own waypoint data between the programs and hardware we choose to use."

I use GPSBabel to retrieve data from my GPS so that I can use it for Openstreetmap.

Contribution link: http://www.gpsbabel.org/ under "Supporting the project"

Contribution: 
26 USD = 31.22 CAD
Contribution date: 
2009-07-08
Contribution details: 
Via Paypal
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