This from the DistroWatch.com Weekly, IssueÃ‚Â 170, 25 September 2006.
September 2006 donation: Inkscape US$350.00, Cape Linux Users Group US$130
Continuing the DistroWatch.com donations programme, we are pleased to announce that the recipients of our September 2006 donation are Inkscape (US$350) and Cape Linux Users Group, Cape Town, South Africa (R1,000).
The second donation goes to the Cape Linux Users Group (CLUG) in Cape Town, South Africa. The group recently asked for donations to cover the cost of taking part in Futurex, a popular exhibition and conference for Information Technology specialists in South Africa. It was Cape Town where your DistroWatch maintainer first installed and took early tentative steps in Linux, hence a somewhat personal reason for this donation. The CLUG donations call was a huge success – although the group needed to raise only about R10,000 (US$1,293), the fund-raising effort generated more than twice the required amount, proving that many companies and individuals see a great value in promoting the use of alternative operating systems in the country.
As always, the monthly donations programme is a joint initiative between DistroWatch, which allocates 10% of its advertising revenue, and three online shops selling low-cost CDs and DVDs with Linux, BSD and other open source software – LinuxISO.co.uk and LinuxCD.org and OSDisc.com. The three CD/DVD vendors contributed US$50.00 each towards this month’s donations to Inkscape and Cape Linux Users Group.
My undisclosed amount is 10 % of all advertsing revenue received from this blog. Everytime Google sends a checque, Your Web AddiCT(s); send 10% CLUG’s way. I still challenge all bloggers using & generating revenue from this OSS blogging software to donate to CLUG.