Groups we like
This is a list of organizations that MikaMatsuzaki and BenjaminMakoHill like the work of. Rather than giving us gifts, we would appreciate if people donated to any of these organizations so they can continue to make the world the kind of place that we want to live in!
All of these groups are 501(c)(3) organizations in the United States so all donations should be tax deductable.
Please don't add or remove groups from this page. If you think we should add a group to this page, please run it by either MikaMatsuzaki or BenjaminMakoHill first. It's quite possible that we just forgot to include someone that we really do like alot!
Groups Working For Access to Essential Medicines
MSF is an international humanitarian organization that provides health care to those who need most but cannot have it. They have also played a huge role in the access to essential medicine movement.
CPTech, run by Jamie Love, is a non-profit that works on issues of access to knowledge and access to essential medicines.
Groups Working for Free Software
The FSF is home to the GNU project, the GNU GPL, and is home of the free software movement.
The SFLC is a law firm that represents non-profit and volunteer free software projects. Their clients include the FSF and GNU, Wine, and many more. They are currently helping draft the the GNU GPLv3. They are headed up by Eben Moglen.
Software in the Public Interest is a small organization that support the Debian project, PostgresSQL, GNUStep, and many other organizations. BenjaminMakoHill is currently vice president of the organization.
SFI is a non-profit that organizes the yearly Software Freedom Day to educate the public on free and open source software. BenjaminMakoHill is on the organizations board of directors.
Xiph is an organization that funds the development of patent and royalty free media codecs. They funded the development of the OGG encapsulation layer and OGG Vorbis and Theora. They have currently maintain the OGG FLAC and Speex formats as well.
Groups Working on Issues of Free Culture
WMF is the non-profit that supports Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikibooks, Wikiversity and much more. We are very active in Wikipedia and use it many times a day.
Creative Commons writes and maintains the free culture license that we like and use and need and deserve our support.
Groups Working on Vegetarianism
VRG provides lots of resources to vegetarians and focuses a lot on vegetarian nutrition: two areas we care a lot about.
Groups Working for Electronic Freedom or Free Information
The EFF is the most important organization supporting digital civil liberties. It is involved in a number of important cases.
Public Knowledge works to protect and promote the public domain and other access to information issues.
Other Groups We Like
The U.S. Metric Association was founded in 1916 and advocates U.S. conversion to the International System of Units (SI).