Code for Other People is a rotating fund to collect money from the development community to donate to charities that we think are important. The idea is, instead of donating money to developers for beer to thank them for their hard work on Open Source, donate to the fund and every time we reach $500 we’ll donate the money and start collecting towards a different charity.
If you have an open source project, consider linking to this fund or promoting it on your blog or site. Your work on Open Source can not only help people in the OSS community, but help raise money for causes that need and appreciate it.
If you’re a developer or a user of other people’s code, consider donating some of yourprobably healthy paycheck (even a single dollar) to the fund. It shows your support for the different projects you use and also shows the communities commitment to the greater good.
The first charity we’ll be raising money for is the Anita Borg Organization for Women in Technology (http://anitaborg.org/
). Its an awesome organization doing great things to increase diversity in the technology community.