Some people ask me if they can donate for my software. My answer invariably is they can’t, because I don’t want money. Instead I would like them to make a small donation to a good cause!
Why? Well, I’m a very lucky guy, living in the richest region of one of the richest countries of the world and having a full-time job that allows me and my family to live a comfortable life. Software is “just a hobby” which I hope is a small contribution to make the web (and by extension the world) a slightly better place.
So given that context and given the fact that there are many ways in which the world could be made a better place, I would like to ask you to donate any amount of money you think my little projects are worth to a good cause. Just pick one, click and donate!
- Donate via GiveDirectly which helps people living in extreme poverty by making unconditional cash transfers to them via mobile phone.
- Lend via Kiva, or send me a Kiva-voucher and I will lend with that. Kiva allows people to lend money via the Internet to low-income / underserved entrepreneurs and students in 70 countries.
- Support La Quadrature du Net, which is one of Europe’s leading organizations promoting net neutrality, a positive reform of copyright and the protection of privacy (these guys were instrumental in defeating ACTA).
- Mary’s Meals provides life-changing meals to some of the world’s poorest children every school day.
- The Mozilla Foundation is responsible for Firefox and for the Mozilla Developer Network documentation, keeping the web open en other browsers honsest. Donate to them!
And there are many, many more great causes both locally and internationally that can use our help!