We don't need any New Year’s resolutions to do something good – helping those in need has become a habit of ours. Just like every month, we are donating to a selected open source project and charity organisation. This time, it was our programmer Krzysztof Skarbek’s turn to choose.

Debian

Linux kernel-based, independently-developed operating system.
  • Acclaimed. It has existed for more than 25 years and has been continually developed by contributors across the globe.
  • Stable. This makes it the go-to choice for many other Linux distributions, including the most popular among them – Ubuntu.
  • Free. True to the open-source creed since its inception. The base system is 100% composed of free software.
“Debian is an example of free software, and I don’t mean its price here – it’s about freedom. Its users can modify it to suit their needs without any copyright infringements”, says Krzysztof.

Fundacja Przytul Kota (Hug a Cat Foundation)

This foundation knows that not every cat always falls on its feet. It takes abandoned animals into its care, treating and feeding them, as well as organising real and virtual adoptions and fundraisers. Cats awaiting new owners can find a temporary home in the Foundation’s Purrery, and sometimes also in the volunteers’ private homes.

“It is evident that the volunteers are doing their all. They handle engaging everyday communication via Facebook, publish monthly financial reports and organise events. All this without looking to profit, based only on donations”, Krzysztof explains.