I’ve always wanted to run as many programs as possible that “Give back” to awesome developers who create things. I’ve got a few, but I’m looking for more.

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If I can get enough of these idle things, I want to one day create a website where you answer a few basic questions about your OS/Hardware and it suggests which of these you can do based in tiers (i.e. how easy it is to set up, how big of an impact you have).

What are some other ones I could add?

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Share bandwidth and storage of some IPFS clusters, like the Pacman.store

You can learn programming or bisecting and bug reporting and do that. You can package software and maintain packages.

Or did you mean passively use your computer? Seeding shows doesn’t help Linux, you should seed Linux ISOs on Torrent instead. Especially when new versions are released or few people seed.

Bandwidth costs a lot. Manpower is nearly invaluable. Donate your free time and help newbies in chatrooms. Ask maintainers of your favourite software about how you can help. Get involved.

I also use some of my spare time to update OpenStreetMap data in my area.

@slacktoid
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also use some of my spare time to update OpenStreetMap data in my area.

Can’t explain how needed this is. Google maps is hard to compete with cause its gained that initial momentum

And thanks for your contributions

I also found quite cool spending a bit of my free time on OSM. Is fun, at least for me.

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IPFS cluster looks awesome. Added!

Helix 🧬
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You can learn programming or bisecting and bug reporting and do that. You can package software and maintain packages.

Or did you mean passively use your computer? Seeding shows doesn’t help Linux, you should seed Linux ISOs on Torrent instead. Especially when new versions are released or few people seed.

Bandwidth costs a lot. Manpower is nearly invaluable. Donate your free time and help newbies in chatrooms. Ask maintainers of your favourite software about how you can help. Get involved.

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you can use your computer to fix bugs and develop features :D see https://blog.brixit.nl/do-you-really-want-linux-phones/

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If you use Debian or derivatives, ensure you have the package popularity-contest and that is set to yes in with sudo dpkg-reconfigure popularity-contest.

It is similar to pkgstats on Arch Linux that you listed.

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Awesome, thanks! Added

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@k_o_t
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not directly related, but be really careful if you plan to help the tor network in one way or another, make sure to NOT run an exit node, you will almost certainly get in trouble

@Brattea
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you could donate 100+ USD by mining eth if you have a capable GPU. You could enable telemetry with trusted projects like kde, gnome, debian, element, etc.

@birokop
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Instead than mining you could contribute to science and run boinc. You can also get gridcoin from it but it’s not necesary.

@Brattea
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Get the grid coin and donate it to something like Calyx OS or New Pipe. many decentralized computing tokens to do real work like GLM SONM RNDR IEXEC ETC

@joojmachine
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Side note in that regard, to those that are into crypto and want to help in that way, the meme coin BANANO also has its way of being “mined” by helping medical projects through folding@home, which is really nice, even though it doesn’t pay too much

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