Easynews has enjoyed a phenomenally successful business over the last 10 years. We feel it is important to support the people, software and community around us that have made our success, as a company and as individuals, possible. Currently, our philanthropies include:
- World Community Grid
- The Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Internet Mirrors (Apache, CPAN, GNU, Kernel.org, Mozilla, MySQL, PHP, and others).
Easynews has become a partner of World Community Grid™, joining the IBM Corporation and a group of leading foundations, public organizations and academic institutions.
We support World Community Grid™ by offering our users incentives to donate their idle-CPU time to World Community Grid™ when they belong to the Easynews team.
The mission of World Community Grid™ is to create the world's largest public computing grid to tackle projects that benefit humanity. World Community Grid™ is making technology available only to public and not-for-profit organizations to use in humanitarian research that might otherwise not be completed due to the high cost of the computer infrastructure required in the absence of a public grid. As part of our commitment to advancing human welfare, all results will be in the public domain and made public to the global research community.
The current World Community Grid™ project is the Human Proteome Folding project. The Human Proteome Folding project will provide scientists with data that predicts the shape of a very large number of human proteins. These predictions will give scientists the clues they need to identify the biological functions of individual proteins within the human body. With an understanding of how each protein affects human health, scientists can develop new cures for human diseases such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, SARS, and malaria. Visit the About the Project page for a non-scientific description of proteins and how World Community Grid™ folds proteins using the agent software on your PC.
Note: In November 2005, Easynews decided to switch from Grid.org to the World Community Grid™ because of the Grid.org database failure. This database failure has made it almost impossible for us to correctly credit the participating users for their earned gigs.
WORLD COMMUNITY GRID, the name and logo, are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the U.S., other countries, or both, and are used under license.
We support SourceForge by providing a full download mirror free of charge to help support the Open Source community.
SourceForge.net is the world's largest Open Source software development web site, hosting more than 100,000 projects and over 1,000,000 registered users with a centralized resource for managing projects, issues, communications, and code. SourceForge.net has the largest repository of Open Source code and applications available on the Internet, and hosts more Open Source development products than any other site or network worldwide. SourceForge.net provides a wide variety of services to projects we host, and to the Open Source community.
We support the EFF by allowing our users to easily donate $1 to the EFF when they signup to Easynews by simply clicking a checkbox. This has resulted in significant user-generated donations to the EFF that are distributed monthly.
From the Internet to the iPod, technologies of freedom are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens, creators, and consumers. These technologies are increasingly under attack, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense, protecting our civil liberties in the networked world. EFF broke new ground when it was founded in 1990, well before the Internet was on most peoples' radar, and continues to confront cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today. From the beginning, EFF has championed the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights.
Blending the expertise of lawyers, policy analysts, activists, and technologists, EFF achieves significant victories on behalf of consumers and the general public. EFF fights for freedom primarily in the courts, bringing and defending lawsuits even when that means taking on the U.S. government or large corporations. By mobilizing more than 50,000 concerned citizens through our Action Center, EFF beats back bad legislation. In addition to advising policymakers, EFF educates the press and public. Sometimes just defending technologies isn't enough, so EFF also helps fund and build freedom-enhancing inventions.
We support the Internet community by making our network resources available to mirror popularly downloaded files. By using our network resources, mirrored-sites are able to reduce their bandwidth expenditures.
We currently mirror:
We choose to support sites that promote open-source software development and/or foster personal communication technologies.