Put your money where your mouse is (again)

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants” (Isaac Newton)

“If we have built great digital products, it is by standing on the shoulders of free software” (White October)

Okay, so our adaptation of Bernard of Chartres’ metaphor isn’t going to stand the test of time like Isaac Newton’s quote has.  But it’s an important point – so much of what we do at White October is made easier, possible or better by free software.

That means that a lot of what we do relies on hard work done by others in their spare time.

We decided to donate to some of our favourite projects to say thank you.  You can read more about the idea in my original blog post on the idea.

We’ve recently made another set of small donations, so a big thank you to…

In general, this scheme is about saying thank you to hobbyists on small projects, so Debian might seem a bit different.  But, as my colleague who suggested it said, “it’s the foundation of so much that we do”, so they definitely deserved a donation too.

Why not take this opportunity to say thank you to the developers of the free software that you use too?  There’s even a case to be made that it’s good for your business as well!

You can find out more about how we work and what technology we use on our website.

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