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We make specific donations from the sales of each book where possible, to support the development of the corresponding free software projects.

From 2014 onwards, all donations will be made annually at the end of each financial year.

As of October 2015 the total amount donated is $34,162.

Recent Donations

Date To Amount Note
October 2015 PostgreSQL Project $115 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Org Mode development (Bastien Guerry) $90 from Org manual sales
GNU Octave Fund $72 from Octave manual sales
Apache Software Foundation $21 from Apache manual sales
September 2015 Python Software Foundation $239 from Python manual sales
October 2014 PostgreSQL Project $734 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Valgrind Project $375 from Valgrind Manual sales
R Foundation $100 from R Reference Manual sales
September 2014 Python Software Foundation $251 from Python manual sales
August 2014 GNU Octave Fund $141 from Octave manual sales
Org Mode development (Bastien Guerry) $44 from Org manual sales
The Perl Foundation $43 from Perl manual sales
W3C (Validator Software) $29 from W3C standards sales
Apache Software Foundation $7 from Apache manual sales
April 2014 Org Mode development (Bastien Guerry) $198 from Org manual sales
Apache Software Foundation $114 from Apache manual sales
March 2014 Free Software Foundation Europe $167 from general sales (fellowship program)
September 2013 Free Software Foundation $120 donation from general sales
June 2013 PostgreSQL Project $661 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Python Software Foundation $309 from Python manual sales
April 2013 Org Mode development (Bastien Guerry) $187 from Org manual sales
February 2013 Free Software Foundation Europe $160 from general sales (fellowship program)
January 2013 GNU Octave Fund $342 from Octave Manual sales
PostgreSQL Project $133 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
December 2012 Wikipedia $60 general donation
September 2012 Valgrind Project $647 from Valgrind Manual sales
Free Software Foundation $583 donations in past year
Python Software Foundation $458 from Python manual sales
Org Mode development (Bastien Guerry) $231 from Org manual sales
Apache Software Foundation $78 from Apache manual sales
W3C (Validator Software) $33 from W3C standards sales
September 2011 Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
Org Mode development (Bastien Guerry) $28 from Org manual sales
August 2011 Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
July 2011 PostgreSQL Project $500 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Python Software Foundation $250 from Python manual sales
GNU Octave Fund $170 from Octave manual sales
Apache Software Foundation $80 from Apache manual sales
Org Mode development (Bastien Guerry) $33 from Org manual sales
The Perl Foundation $24 from Perl manual sales
W3C (Validator Software) $16 from W3C standards sales
June 2011 Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
May 2011 Org Mode development (Bastien Guerry) $109 from Org manual sales
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
April 2011 Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
March 2011 Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
February 2011 PostgreSQL Project $211 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Free Software Foundation Europe $170 from general sales (fellowship program)
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
January 2011 PostgreSQL Project $250 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
GNU Octave Fund $208 from Octave Manual sales
Free Software Foundation Europe $164 from general sales (supporters program)
Org Mode development (Bastien Guerry) $100 from Org manual sales
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
The Perl Foundation $17 from Perl manual sales
W3C (Validator Software) $10 from W3C standards sales
December 2010 Valgrind Project $416 from Valgrind Manual sales
Python Software Foundation $75 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $50 from GNU manual and general sales
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
The Perl Foundation $23 from Perl manual sales
PostgreSQL Project $9 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
November 2010 PostgreSQL Project $44 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
W3C (Validator Software) $25 from W3C standards sales
October 2010 Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
September 2010 Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
August 2010 Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
Python Software Foundation $30 from Python manual sales
PostgreSQL Project $15 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
July 2010 Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
June 2010 GNU Octave Fund $199 from Octave Manual sales
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
May 2010 Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
Python Software Foundation $17 from Python manual sales
April 2010 Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
Python Software Foundation $8 from Python manual sales
PostgreSQL Project $4 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
March 2010 Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
Python Software Foundation $21 from Python manual sales
PostgreSQL Project $12 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
February 2010 Free Software Foundation Europe $164 FSFE fellowship program
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
Python Software Foundation $23 from Python manual sales
PostgreSQL Project $19 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
January 2010 GNU Hackers Meeting 2009 $574 financial support to participants
Karl Goetz $230 financial support (Gnewsense development)
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
Python Software Foundation $24 from Python manual sales
December 2009 GNU Octave Fund $282 from Octave Manual sales
Valgrind Project $187 from Valgrind Manual sales
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
R Foundation $40 from R Reference Manual sales
Python Software Foundation $32 from Python manual sales
PostgreSQL Project $22 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
November 2009 Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
Python Software Foundation $34 from Python manual sales
PostgreSQL Project $30 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
October 2009 Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
Python Software Foundation $32 from Python manual sales
PostgreSQL Project $31 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
R Foundation $30 from R Reference Manual sales
Free Software Foundation $25 Windows 7 campaign
September 2009 PostgreSQL Project $45 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
Python Software Foundation $38 from Python manual sales
August 2009 Valgrind Project $218 from Valgrind Manual sales
Gnash Project $100 towards improved Gnash/OSM support
PostgreSQL Project $53 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
Python Software Foundation $35 from Python manual sales
July 2009 GNU Octave Fund $364 from Octave Manual sales
PostgreSQL Project $58 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
R Foundation $40 from R Reference Manual sales
Python Software Foundation $37 from Python manual sales
June 2009 Carsten Dominik $75 to support development of Emacs Org Mode
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
PostgreSQL Project $40 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Python Software Foundation $38 from Python manual sales
May 2009 PSPP - John Darrington $671 funding for PSPP documentation
R Foundation $110 from R Reference Manual sales
PostgreSQL Project $68 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
Python Software Foundation $37 from Python manual sales
April 2009 Python Software Foundation $45 from Python manual sales
PostgreSQL Project $43 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
March 2009 Free Software Foundation Europe $152 FSFE fellowship program
End Software Patents - Phase II $120 to support work against software patents
Python Software Foundation $42 from Python manual sales
PostgreSQL Project $42 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
February 2009 Free Software Foundation Europe $153 from general sales (supporters program)
PostgreSQL Project $94 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Python Software Foundation $69 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
January 2009 GNU Octave Fund $347 from Octave Manual sales
Valgrind Project $241 from Valgrind Manual sales
GNU Octave Fund $153 general donation
PostgreSQL Project $132 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
R Foundation $90 from R Reference Manual sales
Python Software Foundation $69 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
December 2008 PostgreSQL Project $64 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
Python Software Foundation $40 from Python manual sales
November 2008 Python Software Foundation $46 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
PostgreSQL Project $23 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
October 2008 Python Software Foundation $65 from Python manual sales
R Foundation $50 from R Reference Manual sales
PostgreSQL Project $44 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
September 2008 PostgreSQL Project $81 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Python Software Foundation $70 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
August 2008 PostgreSQL Project $87 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Python Software Foundation $68 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
FBReader $30 donation to FBReader project
July 2008 GNU Hackers Meeting 2008 $350 financial support
GNU Octave Fund $235 from Octave Manual sales
PostgreSQL Project $89 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Python Software Foundation $83 from Python manual sales
R Foundation $70 from R Reference Manual sales
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
June 2008 Python Software Foundation $52 from Python manual sales
PostgreSQL Project $44 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
May 2008 Python Software Foundation $60 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
PostgreSQL Project $37 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
April 2008 R Foundation $130 from R Reference Manual sales
PostgreSQL Project $125 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Python Software Foundation $85 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
March 2008 PostgreSQL Project $56 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Free Software Foundation $42 regular donation
Python Software Foundation $42 from Python manual sales
February 2008 Free Software Foundation Europe $188 FSFE fellowship program
Python Software Foundation $69 from Python manual sales
PostgreSQL Project $68 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Free Software Foundation $50 regular donation
January 2008 R Foundation $220 from R Reference Manual sales
GNU Octave Fund $204 from Octave Manual sales
Free Software Foundation Europe $175 from general sales (supporters program)
PostgreSQL Project $80 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Python Software Foundation $43 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
December 2007 PostgreSQL Project $142 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Free Software Foundation $110 associate membership dues and donation
Python Software Foundation $102 from Python manual sales
November 2007 PostgreSQL Project $128 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Free Software Foundation $60 associate membership dues and donation
October 2007 R Foundation $290 from R Reference Manual sales
PostgreSQL Project $178 from PostgreSQL Reference Manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
September 2007 Python Software Foundation $42 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
August 2007 GNU Octave Fund $240 from Octave Manual sales
R Foundation $230 from R Reference Manual sales
Python Software Foundation $64 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
July 2007 Python Software Foundation $46 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
June 2007 Free Software Foundation $160 from GNU manual and general sales
Free Software Foundation Europe $160 from general sales (supporters program)
Python Software Foundation $31 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
May 2007 Python Software Foundation $69 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
April 2007 R Foundation $210 from R Reference Manual sales
Python Software Foundation $89 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
March 2007 Free Software Foundation Europe $167 from general sales (fellowship program)
Python Software Foundation $14 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
February 2007 Python Software Foundation $14 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
January 2007 R Foundation $380 from R Reference Manual sales
GNU Octave Fund $216 from Octave Manual sales
Python Software Foundation $17 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
December 2006 Python Software Foundation $30 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
November 2006 Python Software Foundation $21 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
October 2006 R Foundation $310 from R Reference Manual sales
Python Software Foundation $23 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
September 2006 Python Software Foundation $31 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
August 2006 Python Software Foundation $16 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
July 2006 R Foundation $380 from R Reference Manual sales
GNU Octave Fund $177 from Octave Manual sales
Python Software Foundation $18 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
June 2006 Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
Python Software Foundation $8 from Python manual sales
May 2006 Python Software Foundation $24 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
April 2006 R Foundation $410 from R Reference Manual sales
Python Software Foundation $40 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
March 2006 Free Software Foundation Europe $290 from general sales (fellowship program and corporate supporter)
Python Software Foundation $24 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
February 2006 Python Software Foundation $22 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
January 2006 R Foundation $640 from R Reference Manual sales
GNU Octave Fund $214 from Octave Manual sales
Python Software Foundation $37 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
December 2005 Peter Calveley $50 Amazon 1-click patent review
Python Software Foundation $26 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
November 2005 Python Software Foundation $26 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
October 2005 R Foundation $380 from R Reference Manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
September 2005 Python Software Foundation $22 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
Python Software Foundation $10 from Python manual sales
August 2005 Python Software Foundation $61 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
July 2005 R Foundation $370 from R Reference Manual sales
GNU Octave Fund $251 from Octave Manual sales
Python Software Foundation $29 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
June 2005 Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (UK) $50 to support work against software patents in Europe
Mike Kohn $50 to support development of ASP2PHP
Python Software Foundation $31 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
May 2005 Python Software Foundation $31 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
April 2005 R Foundation $360 from R Reference Manual sales
Python Software Foundation $22 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
March 2005 Free Software Foundation Europe $158 from general sales (fellowship program)
Python Software Foundation $40 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
February 2005 Free Software Foundation Europe $156 from general sales (supporters program)
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
Python Software Foundation $5 from Python manual sales
January 2005 R Foundation $410 from R Reference Manual sales
GNU Octave Fund $186 from Octave Manual sales
Free Software Foundation $100 from GNU manual sales
Python Software Foundation $21 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $10 associate membership dues
December 2004 Free Software Foundation $40 associate membership dues
Python Software Foundation $14 from Python manual sales
November 2004 R Foundation $340 from R Reference Manual sales
Free Software Foundation Europe $19 general donation
Python Software Foundation $16 from Python manual sales
Association for Free Software (UK) $11 general donation
October 2004 Python Software Foundation $13 from Python manual sales
September 2004 Python Software Foundation $4 from Python manual sales
August 2004 Python Software Foundation $16 from Python manual sales
July 2004 R Foundation $480 from R Reference Manual sales
GNU Octave Fund $150 from Octave Manual sales
Mozilla Foundation $10 to support development of Mozilla (subscription)
Python Software Foundation $9 from Python manual sales
June 2004 Free Software Foundation $500 from GNU manual and general sales (patronage program)
Mozilla Foundation $10 to support development of Mozilla (subscription)
Python Software Foundation $9 from Python manual sales
May 2004 Association for Free Software (UK) $175 free software conference sponsorship
Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure $38 to support work against software patents in Europe
Python Software Foundation $12 from Python manual sales
Mozilla Foundation $10 to support development of Mozilla (subscription)
April 2004 Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure $100 to support work against software patents in Europe
Mozilla Foundation $10 to support development of Mozilla (subscription)
Python Software Foundation $8 from Python manual sales
March 2004 Free Software Foundation Europe $150 from general sales (supporters program)
Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (UK) $50 to support work against software patents in Europe
PlanetMath $25 to support Planetmath.org mathematical encyclopedia
Mozilla Foundation $10 to support development of Mozilla (subscription)
February 2004 Andy Tai (GNU Ghostscript maintainer) $50 to support GNU Ghostscript maintenance
Python Software Foundation $34 from Python manual sales
Mozilla Foundation $10 to support development of Mozilla (subscription)
January 2004 GNU Octave Fund $271 from Octave Manual sales
Association for Free Software (UK) $200 from general sales
Python Software Foundation $102 from Python manual sales
Free Software Foundation $79 from GNU manual sales
Python Software Foundation $41 from Python manual sales
Tom Lord (Regexps.com) $20 for free software development
Mozilla Foundation $10 to support development of Mozilla (subscription)
December 2003 Mozilla Foundation $30 to support development of Mozilla (subscription)
Tom Lord (Regexps.com) $25 for free software development
September 2003 Free Software Foundation Europe $120 from general sales (supporters program)
Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (UK) $40 to support work against software patents in Europe
Mozilla Foundation $35 to support development of Mozilla
August 2003 Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure $150 to support work against software patents in Europe
July 2003 Free Software Foundation $500 from general sales (patronage program)
GNU Octave Fund $178 from Octave Manual sales
Python Software Foundation $50 to support Python development
Free Software Foundation $38 from GNU manual sales
June 2003 Mozdev.org Pledge Drive $5 pledge drive for new server
January 2003 GNU Octave Fund $241 from Octave Manual sales
Gnome Foundation $20 to support GNOME development

Note: donations made in other currencies have been converted into US dollars for consistency.