No one exists in a vacuum. That is true for individuals as well as companies. We at C Thing
Software firmly believe in giving back to the community. Who is the community? It is other
programmers, it is people who use our products, it is people in our neighborhoods, it is
people on our planet. The internet has made it extremely easy to give back in truly
impactful ways. The links on this page represent a miniscule random sample of ways to
contribute. Please look over these opportunities and consider giving back.
The Internet has given a very large number of people a very large amount of freedom.
This is a fundamentally good thing. However, with freedom comes responsibility and
that is a much more difficult thing to manage. The folks at the Electronic Frontier
Foundation make it their business to defend freedom in the digital world. Believe me
there is no shortage of work for these people and we should all be very glad that
they have taken on this responsibility. Please help them in their efforts.
It is relatively easy to give to those who are like oneself. It is much harder to
give to those who are different. Different because they do not look like us, act
like us, talk like us, or think like us. But for that very reason these are the
acts of giving that mean the most not just to those who receive but to those who
give. Amazing how in the us we find them and in them we find us. The RFC was started
by Robert Meeropol, son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
Julius and Ethel were executed in 1953 by the U.S. government in a fit of federal
paranoia. Robert Meeropol channeled his feelings in what he calls "constructive
revenge", taking the natural human reaction to personal injustice and channeling it
into a force for good. Please visit their site even if only to see the what
making a difference truly looks like.