You’ve heard of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”. Now here comes “Giving Tuesday“, an effort to formally kick off the season of giving. Giving Tuesday was started by a New York City community organization called 92Y, which is an educational organization on 92nd Street and Lexington Street in New York City.
We at Partimus focus on giving all year around to public schools and to homeless shelters or low income shelters. We believe that free open source software can revolutionize These institutions’ budgets, by bringing them high quality software on quality pre-owned computers. The software used on our computers is the same software that runs the supercomputers of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and 70% of the world’s equity stock trades. We want to make sure that public school kids will grow up with a deep understanding of how to use the incredible tools of the Internet, and that people in low income shelters can do the research they need to get good paying jobs. (The City of Munich has saved 11 million Euros since 2006 by moving to the software, and one school district in Pennsylvania saved $360,000.00 with open source software. The same advantage can be enjoyed by public schools and low income shelters the world over.)
You can help us make this happen by either purchasing a beautiful Ubuntu-themed set of earrings or a Ubuntu-themed necklace, or by simply donating directly to our efforts. Partimus is an all-volunteer organization, and your donations will help us grow our mission, reach more schools and low income shelters, and be more effective at bridging the digital divide. Six dollar from each set of earrings and $10 dollars from each necklace will go directly to Partimus, a registered 501(c)(3).
The beauty of giving to Partimus is that you will help us teach schools and low income shelters that beginning now with free open source software such as Ubuntu GNU-Linux will assure that these institutions will always have access to the latest, best software without burdensome licensing costs.
The story of free open source software is the story of “doing humanity to others”, which is what the word Ubuntu means. Go here to see former South African President Nelson Mandela talk about the African concept of Ubuntu.