An anonymous reader writes: I am the technical manager of a small to medium sized business (not that greedy yet) with around 75+ computers and 300+ staff. A few years ago we moved over to a mixed stack of software with paid up closed source software such as windows, mdeamon, sage, acrobat, etc. This stack is completed by OSS products including openoffice, workrave, dia, pdf creator, inkscape, gimp, paint.net, 7zip, firefox, gantt project, ubuntu etc. This has provided us with a cost effective, easy to use and feature rich software infrastructure.
I have permission to make a contribution back to the OSS community and financial support appears to be the only way to proceed. Providing funds to individual projects seems to be very inefficient as it is impossible to tell how the money will be used, where it is most needed as well as not being helpful in creating a broad, balanced and progressive OSS stack (speech recognition anyone). Is there a better way for example a foundation or charity that I can donate to that will do this for me?
Sorry about the grammar.