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Brian Hatch's Journal: Update: EFF Contributions for Hacking Linux Exposed, 2nd Ed

Journal by Brian Hatch
As you probably know, if you buy Hacking Linux Exposed, Open Source Web Development with LAMP, or Building Linux VPNs, or any other book by following Amazon or Barnes and Noble links from those pages, we donate any kickbacks to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Several folks have asked about how much we've made, so here's an update.

For the 4th quarter of 2002, we raised about $150 in commissions.

Checking our Amazon affiliates account, it looks like about 70 products were ordered on the day this slashdot review was published. I can't see actual monetary amounts until the items are shipped, unfortunately. But based on last quarter's average of $2.78/item, that means we'll be sending about $200 to the EFF for that day alone.

I'm hoping that we'll have another $150 or so from normal 'background noise' purchases for January-March, meaning we'll have given $500 of your money to the EFF.

And, as always, feel free to buy (or not buy) any way you want and send money to the EFF on your own.

... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"