Thank you to everyone that applied for and contributed to this bonkers idea. I hope we are all making the world a tiny bit better here!
Google gave me 250 dollars and I gave it away:
Google gave me an award for my contributions to Linux gaming and open source, and while I’m honored to be acknowledged, I can’t accept money from a company that is actively engaging in union busting.— Ryan C. Gordon (@icculus) December 25, 2019
Other people matched my 250 dollars, so there was more money given to more open source projects!
Besides me, 14 other people contributed money to this effort. They kindly gave money and left choosing the projects entirely to me. Several asked to remain anonymous, but where I am able to give credit I like to, so thanks to the following people who gave money: Chris Bush, General Arcade, @ghostynewt, Izzy Muerte, Matthew Garrett, Christopher Anderson, @nwnk, Rob Drury, Andrew Sampson, Alex Malinovich, and several others.
Here are the projects I chose. Since there were so many good ones, I decided to split the available money into 250 dollar chunks and hit as many as possible instead of hitting one with thousands of dollars. Originally, there were around 100 projects to sort through. We have 3,550 dollars pledged, so 14 projects, with 50 dollars left over, which I'll toss to one last project that is notable.
These projects are listed in no particular order. They are all amazing, and it would be impossible to say one is better than another.
The 50 dollar project:
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Thanks everyone, and let's do this again next year!