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!