Recent Linux Fund Projects

“Linux Fund was very quick to recognize the value that Blender would bring to the open source community. Their support during our start-up phase was of great value to our projects on”

- Ton Roosendaal, Blender Project

Advancing Open Source Desktop Publishing


Inkscape is an open source vector graphics editor that natively uses the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

Linux Fund has successfully raised money to enhance Inkscape's text tool to provide numeric control over kerning and other essential text attributes. This work was included in the August, 2010 release of Inkscape .48. More information

Gnash OSMAdvancing Open Source Multimedia


Linux Fund has successfully raised money to add OpenStreetMap support to Gnash by implementing the non-blocking loading of bitmap movies. This work was included in Gnash 0.8.7.

Advancing Open Source Electronic Design Automation


PCB is the circuit board layout component of the gEDA open source Electronics Design Automation suite, a complete set of tools for electronics design, simulation and pre-production.

Linux Fund has successfully raised money to improved the project import features of this sophisticated electrical engineering tool. More information

Advancing Open Source Computer Aided Design


VectorSection is a vector graphics translation system with support for a wide variety of vector graphics data formats including the de facto .dwg format of the Computer Aided Design (CAD) industry. This project was revised to improve the specification of the Open Vector Drafting standard. More information

Ubuntu LoCo @ Anime Boston 2010 – Bringing Two Communities Together

Ubuntu @ Anime Boston

Linux Fund has successfully raised money for the Massachusetts Ubuntu Local Community Team to print the Ubunchu! anime comic and promote Ubuntu with it at Anime Boston 2010 convention in April, 2010.
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LiVES – Advancing Open Source Video Editing


LiVES is a free and open source video editor that mixes realtime video performance and non-linear editing in one application.

Linux Fund successfully raised money to release LiVES 1.0 on July 22nd, 2009 during our 10th Anniversary Event at OSCON 2009!
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Some of the projects we have sponsored in the past:

Blender is open source software (OSS) for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback. Available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License. The Blender Foundation is an independent Dutch organization acting as a non-profit public benefit corporation,

Debian, a free operating system based on the Linux Kernel, is developed and distributed by Software in the Public Interest (SPI) a 501(c)(3).

Free Geek, a 501(c)(3) that recycles used computers and related technology to provide computers, education, internet access and job skills training to those in need.

Freenode, a 501(c)(3) that provides discussion facilities for the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) communities. They also support related not-for-profit organizations and communities and organizations. Their network currently has nearly 30,000 users.

PersonalTelco, a 501(c)(3) that promotes the idea that 802.11 ("Wi-Fi") technology is both cool and empowering. They started by turning houses and apartments into wireless hot spots ("nodes"), then began building nodes in public locations such as parks and coffee shops. Currently supporting over 100 active nodes, their goal is to cover an entire city.

Linux International also known as LI, is a world-wide non-profit association of end users who are dedicated to furthering the acceptance and use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).

OpenSSH is a FREE version of the SSH connectivity tools that technical users of the Internet rely on. Users of telnet, rlogin, and ftp may not realize that their password is transmitted across the Internet unencrypted, but it is. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other attacks. Additionally, OpenSSH provides secure tunneling capabilities and several authentication methods, and supports all SSH protocol versions.

Seattle Community Colocation Project (SCCP) offers hosting and colocation services for the web sites of non-profits, social justice organizations, free software projects, and linux hobbyists.

The TeX Users Group (TUG) provides an organization for those who have an interest in typography and font design, and are users of the TeX typesetting system invented by Donald Knuth. TUG is run by and for its members and represents the interests of TeX users worldwide.

Wikimedia Foundation, a 501(c)(3) that hosts web-based content, including Wikipedia, an encyclopedia written collaboratively by thousands of volunteers, with editions in roughly 200 different languages. Wikipedia is one of the most popular reference sites on the internet, receiving around 60 million hits per day. Wikimedia' other projects include Wikibooks, Wikitionary, Wikinews, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikispecies and Meta-Wiki.


Blue Linux
Crystal Space
Caudium Project
Film Gimp
Ganeshas Project
GNU Rope
Leviathan Project
LibeGraphics Meetup
Linux based X-terminals for Medfield High School
MyLinux Pocket Linux Workstation
NetSaint Network Monitor
Ogg Vorbis
Simple DirectMedia Layer
Southern California Linux Expo
Software Suspend
SpiTux Project
The Foundation

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