I’m not having a particularly enjoyable weekend, as my organism is battling gastroenteritis and I’m pretty much non-operational, but I’ve summoned up some strength to do the monthly donations.
My first donation goes to the Mozilla Foundation, which is most famous for being behind the Firefox web browser, but also has a number of other open-source software products, and does a lot for keeping the Web open and innovative. What I’d like to thank them for is one open-source application that I use on a daily basis — and that is Thunderbird, the e-mail client. I’ve been using it for over six years on a number of machines and I’ve convinced a few friends and work colleagues to switch to it from other e-mail applications. For the past two years or so I’ve also been using it as a calendar application, thanks to the excellent Lightning add-on.
The second donation that I’m making this month is to the “Gift of Heart” Foundation, located in SkaÅa near KrakÃ³w, which helps homeless and abused animals (mainly horses and dogs) in cooperation with animal shelters in their region. With my donation, I’m virtually adopting a beatiful five year old female dog by the name of Puma.
Thanks and best wishes to the Mozilla Foundation and the “Gift of Heart” Foundation for their work.