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How To Help & Support Linux, Open-Source?

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Published on 30 January 2011 01:05 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
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If you've been wanting to get involved in supporting Linux and other open-source projects with or without a programming background, or you have creative ideas how to get involved, see this thread.

That Phoronix Forums thread has been active for more than a week and brings up a wide variety of possibilities from how to fund developers to coming up with an open-source development payment platform.

There's also, of course, off-topic remarks like Linux needing a stable API to GUI applications, but there's close to 50 comments already so it's worth taking a look at if you have some extra time this weekend.

As it's nearing the end of the month, it's also a good time for a couple of reminders (and for those interested in supporting our Linux hardware goals): You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Identi.ca if you don't already. And be sure to use our affiliate shopping links for Amazon and NewEgg when doing your online shopping. You can also subscribe to Phoronix Premium for single page article viewing and an ad-free experience while browsing Phoronix.com. There's also always the PayPal tip jar for donations or promise of great beers in Bavaria such as Augustiner, Franziskaner, Tegernsee Hell, etc.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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