Thank you Fedora!

6:50 am libre graphics meeting

Rounding out the fundraising campaign for the Libre Graphics Meeting this year, I got a surprising mail yesterday from Max Spevack of the Fedora project:

We’ve been watching your fund raising campaign, and last we checked you were still somewhere around $600 short of your goal.

The Fedora Project would like to fill in that gap for you, with a donation of $700 for the Libre Graphics Meeting support.

Wow!

In addition, we got a €20 donation from someone who came on IRC yesterday quite distressed that they’d missed the end of the campaign. (If anyone else is in this situation, please drop me a line – don’t worry, we can still use your money!)

What this means is that the campaign has now officially passed our revised goal of $12,000 – $11,368 of this is listed on the Pledgie page, and add $730 from late donations, we have collected $12,098 (before charges & fees).

Thank you everyone! And especially Max and Paul from Fedora!

5 Responses

  1. DeeJay1 Says:

    Great news indeed!

  2. Basil Mohamed Gohar Says:

    I am so proud that the Fedora Project did this – and not solely because I am a Fedora user, but because it is one of many positive signs that Free Software, in general, is a community that seeks to support what is good for everyone, and not just their own interests. I was already glowing thinking about the move for KDE & Gnome to hold a join convention next year, and this move (and the response from you) makes me feel every better.

    There is plenty of room for cooperation even where differences exist. I am looking forward to seeing more efforts like this.

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  4. Sumit Says:

    I added 30 for
    it feels good to support open source projects

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