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Thousands of people use Linux, many thousands. They know it works well, they know it is free. Linux will remain free, because:
Linux International is pleased to announce a way of making a formal donation to Linux. The goal of the Linux Development Grant fund is simply to collect and distribute money to developers to help them in their work on Linux.
We have worked hard to get a fair way of distributing the money, and will make sure that anyone in the world can find out what has happened to it. Donations will be collected into a pool and used to award Linux development grants - specific amounts of money for specific development projects. Anyone can make such a request.
Further information on making submissions is available by sending an email message to:
We plan to have official Linux International donation points in many countries, with many donation methods. At present, however, there are just three ways to transfer money to the Grant Fund: check/cheque, international money order, or credit card. 100% of the money donated to the grant fund will be used to award development grants. Linux International does not retain any portion of the funds.
People sending credit card details by email are encouraged to encrypt their email using Linux International's public PGP key. This is to prevent unauthorized access to your credit card details. Linux International's public PGP key can be obtained by fingering
Donors are also encouraged to include their email address so a thank-you note can be sent to them. (Once the donation has been processed and the message has been sent, all personal records will be deleted.) Linux International also plans to periodically publish a list of donors to the Grant Fund (the option to exclude yourself from this list is available.)
Linux International looks forward to helping improve Linux through the Grant Fund. We expect a good response, both in funds and in comments which will help ensure the Grant Fund serves the Linux community.
We commend the Grant Fund to all who have an interest in the bright future of Linux.
Michael K. Johnson Secretary/Treasurer of LIDGF Linux International firstname.lastname@example.org
Thankyou for your donation, on behalf of Linux!
Donation Template Name: Email address: Fax number: Value of Donation: __,___.__ Currency of Donation: American dollars: _ Australian dollars: _ Belgian francs: _ Canadian dollars: _ Dutch guilders: _ French francs: _ German mark: _ Japanese yen: _ UK pounds: _ Other (please specify): Please find my donation enclosed: _ Please charge my: Visa: _ Mastercard: _ American Express: _ Credit Card number: Expiry Date: Name of Cardholder: Exclude your name from the list of donors that will be published periodically? Yes, do exclude me: _ Email donations : credit card payment only Fax donations : credit card payment only Postal donations: credit card, check/cheque or international money order All donor information will be kept confidential, and donation records will be deleted once the donation has been processed.
If sending this template by email, Linux International recommends encrypting the email message using PGP and Linux International's public PGP key. Linux International's public key can be obtained by
Donors can then email their donation to:
Or post it to:
Linux International Attn: LIDGF 80 Amherst St. Amherst, N.H. 03031-3032 U.S.A.
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Last modified January 19, 1997. Maintained by *Martin Michlmayr <email@example.com>.