Help support free software - donate today!


Not everyone can contribute code, documentation or bug reports to free software projects. But there are other ways to support the community, one of which is by making a small donation. The Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) is an annual working conference for free software graphics application users and developers. The fifth meeting takes place 27-30 May 2010 in Brussels, Belgium. Teams from GIMP, Inkscape, Blender, Krita, Scribus, Hugin, Open Font Library and many other graphics projects will gather to improve their software and discuss new ideas for interoperability and shared standards.

The problem is, it costs money to cover travel costs for the volunteer developers and presenters that would otherwise not be able to travel to Belgium, and they need to raise $10,000 to help everyone get there. So, if you want to do your part to contribute just a little bit to the future of free software, please donate to their cause - every donation, even $10, helps.

All donations are tax deductible for US taxpayers. Larger donations from corporations and individuals can be done through the website or by contacting them directly at You can read more information at

To encourage you to donate, we're going to make a simple promise: for every TuxRadar user who donates $50 or more, we'll produce another video tutorial like this one for the site. All you have to do is forward us the confirmation email from Pledgie for a contribution made between today and the start of LGM. So, you help the community, more top developers get to attend LGM and come up with awesome new ideas, and the world gets a new tutorial from TuxRadar - everyone's a winner!

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And in english?

How much is $50 in english??


$50 is about £35. 100% of the money goes to LGM to fund developers, plus the world gets a free Linux video for each $50+ donation - a good deal, I think!


This seems like a great cause! I'll throw in a couple of dollars. Not quite enough for a Tux Radar video, unfortunately, but enough to send a FOSSer or two.

Re: Nice!

If you can find someone else who also donates, and the total comes to more than $50, send me both your confirmation emails and I'll count that towards the video list ;)

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