Tux on Tour - Raising money for Open Source projects using nerdy NFTs
A percentage of all sales (and re-sells) goes directly to Haiku and PCLinuxOS.
Funding Open Source projects can be… challenging. To say the least.
While some of the larger — and more “Enterprise-y” — projects can sometimes be funded through the backing of large corporations… the vast majority of projects rely almost entirely on donations from the community. Which can be, at best, unpredictable. And, more often than not, insufficient to fund full time development.
With that in mind, we’re going to try something a little wild and wacky. Something fun.
We’re going to raise funds for Open Source projects… through the power of NFTs. Very, very nerdy NFTs.
Not so sure about NFTs? Uncertain about how this would work? Read on. It’s super simple.
This is actually pretty darn cool (and good nerdy fun).
Here’s how it works:
Go to the “Tux on Tour” collection on OpenSea.
Find one of the Tux’s, currently for sale, that you like.
5% of that sale gets automatically sent to a dedicated crypto wallet. Which will then be donated to Open Source projects.
But it doesn’t stop there…
Either hold on to that “Tux on Tour” NFT… or turn around and re-sell it.
If you re-sell it to someone else (for whatever price you set), 5% of that sale automatically goes to that dedicated crypto wallet too.
Rinse, repeat. 5% of every single sale gets set aside to be donated.
At the end of the month, all of those 5%’s get sent to the Open Source projects that are being supported that month.
The higher the price of an NFT goes — as it gets bought and sold by all of you — the more money gets donated.
The Open Source Projects we’ll support for the first month:
Between now and the end of January 2022, the 5% of every sale (and re-sale) will be divided equally between two very worthwhile projects: Haiku and PCLinuxOS.
Haiku: Haiku is an open-source operating system that specifically targets personal computing. Inspired by the BeOS, Haiku is fast, simple to use, easy to learn and yet very powerful.
PCLinuxOS: PCLinuxOS is a free easy to use Linux-based Operating System for x86_64 desktops or laptops.
Both are funded through donations and both are doing some truly amazing work. It would be fantastic to be able to send them a good amount of money to fund their future development.
“Tux on Tour”? What’s that all about?
A pixel art version of the famous Linux mascot, Tux the Penguin, is going on a tour of famous, and historical software.
Because Tux, like us, is very nerdy. And he likes old computers.
Plus it just sounded like good, goofy, nerdy fun.
Q: Will a different project get donated to next month?
A: Yes! Each month, a different Open Source project (or multiple projects) will be selected to receive the funds.
Q: How much do you expect to be able to donate each month?
A: Right now that is a complete unknown! Maybe a little, maybe a lot! While it would be incredible to be able to donate a significant amount to these astoundingly worthy Open Source projects… even being able to donate a small amount is still a win. How much gets donated depends entirely on how much people re-sell (and buy) these NFTs for! The more people spread the word and actively trade these NFTs… the more gets donated!
Q: How much does the organizer make off this?
A: This is being organized by The Lunduke Journal. The Lunduke Journal has the opportunity to buy and re-sell these NFTs for a profit… exactly like all of you! A very (very) small amount gets earned during the initial sale (which, really, only covers the cost of creating and setting up the NFTs). If The Lunduke Journal wants to earn real money on this, The Lunduke Journal will need to buy and sell NFTs for a profit, just like everyone else.
Q: So I can buy and re-sell an NFT for a higher price?
A: Exactly! This is how the world of NFT works. The big difference between buying and selling “Tux on Tour” NFTs vs. many other NFTs… is that a portion of every transaction gets donated directly to Open Source projects. So you can invest, collect, buy, and sell NFTs… all while feeling good about helping out Open Source projects!
Q: Why Tux the Penguin?
A: Because he’s adorable! Little pixel art guy, being all awesome. And Tux represents one of the biggest projects in the Open Source world (Linux). Just kinda makes sense!
Q: How transparent is all of this?
A: Very transparent! All of the sales of each NFT are publicly visible. As such, it’s possible to see exactly how much is collected to be donated each month. Likewise, at the end of the month, we will publish the results here on The Lunduke Journal.
Q: How many NFTs are there?
A: The initially release includes 12 NFTs in the collection. One new NFT will be added each day throughout the month of January. Each one featuring the pixel art Tux the Penguin exploring different historical and interesting operating systems and other pieces of software.