So, you are seeing advertisements and some products recommendation on It’s FOSS.
I know advertisements interfere with the reading experience. This is the reason why I have kept it at a minimum and have made it less intrusive. Advertisements are the necessary evil to keep It’s FOSS alive to maintain its running costs.
But what happens if it generates more revenue than its running cost? Well, in the past, I used to randomly donate to various products from the profits of It’s FOSS. But lately, I have started a new donation program at It’s FOSS. From June 2016, each month 25% of It’s FOSS Shop earnings will be donated to Open Source projects.
To keep things transparent, I have created this page so that you can follow (if interested) all the donations made by It’s FOSS (i.e. you and me):
- Akshaya Trust: $100
- You Caring West Bengal Winter Project: $100
- Nepal Earthquake: $100
- Anoise music player: $25
- Antergos Linux: $25
- Unix Men blog: $25
- GalliumOS Linux: $25
- Tor Project: $25
- Free Software Foundation: $25
- Video Lan (VLC): $25
- Ubuntu Phone app developer Michal Predotka: $35
- Krita: $23.5
- Korora Project: $50
- GIMP: $25
- Redshift: $23.5
- LibreOffice: $51.5 (June 2016)
- Open Labs, Albania: $72 (July 2016)
- Free Software Foundation: $120 (August-September 2016)
- Open Source Initiative: $40 (October 2016)
- Shutter Screenshot Tool: $28 (Feb 2017)
- GNOME Member ($5 per month since April 2017)
- Devuan Linux $50 (May 2017)
- Peppermint OS $20 (May 2017)
- Linux Lite ($20 per month since April 2018)
I’ll try to update this page as much as possible. Donation is actually one of the many ways to help Linux grow. This is my way to contribute to the Open Source community, in addition to running It’s FOSS.