My work has several long-term, high performance people who are challenged with getting into work on time. We have established a $1 late fee that goes into a pool, and we hadn’t yet decided where we would send the money. Many folks had suggested charities and social causes.
But today, I proposed that we take the pool, and donate it to open-source projects that have made our lives as developers easier.
Yeah, we’ve only amassed around 20 bucks in 2 months… And I know that won’t buy a whole lotta bandwidth or development resource, but at least a small section of the company will be giving back to the community that has helped to make our site successful.