12 Mar

2014 FOSS Donations

We just made our Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) donations for 2014! Like the previous three years, we picked a theme and then allocated half of our donations to projects suggested by our community and the other half to our own picks.

In the past year, the importance of secure communications has been made clearer than ever, and so we picked that as our theme.

From the company side, we chose two projects we think are of paramount importance to achieving that goal:


$10,000 to The Freedom of the Press Foundation to support SecureDrop , which "media organizations use to securely accept documents from anonymous sources." Donate!


$10,000 to Noisebridge to support NoiseTor , which runs Tor exit nodes. Donate!

From the community side, we continued the secure communications theme and donated to these nominated projects:


$5,000 to Lavabit to support their legal defense, which is ongoing. Donate!


$5,000 to Riseup who provides secure email accounts "for people and groups working on liberatory social change." Donate!


$5,000 to Mailpile who makes "a modern, fast web-mail client with user-friendly encryption and privacy features." Donate!


$5,000 to I2P who makes "an anonymous overlay network - a network within a network. It is intended to protect communication from dragnet surveillance and monitoring by third parties such as ISPs. " Donate!

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That's awesome. I'm so glad to see that soooo many people voiced their support for I2P. I am in no way affiliated other than as a user and advocate, but when you are part of something special you like to see it pushed farther. Thanks so much to DDG for their donation. Also thanks for providing your support for ALL of these recipients, it is through peer recognition and user support that programs of all kinds are able to grow.

posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 10 months ago Link

WoW.....DDG and Mailpie (^_^) you made my day

many thanks...

posted by Ramez • 4 years and 11 months ago Link

Thank you for supporting net neutrality and privacy !

posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 11 months ago Link

Awesome selections, both from your internal picks and from the DDG Community. Secure communications is the perfect theme for this year and your selections fit well into said theme.

Thanks not only for the donations, but for working to raise awareness and support of\for these projects!

posted by x.15a2 community_leader • 4 years and 11 months ago Link

Hi, I am from the Mailpile team. Thank you so much for your donation, we are huge fans of DuckDuckGo and it's an honor to be included in your FOSS donations for 2014 :)

posted by bnvk • 4 years and 11 months ago Link

I am happy to congratulate first to founder of DDG @yegg for such a generous donations !
Keep up the good job man, you are for real our guardian angel !

much love

posted by TV • 4 years and 11 months ago Link


posted by yegg Staff • 4 years and 11 months ago Link