The year I start paying for open source software?

I, probably like you, use open source software on a daily basis. From running operating systems, like Linux, to every day applications, like Firefox, it is very rare that I go an entire day of computing without using at least some open source code. And yet after years of doing so, and years of ignoring calls for donations from the various projects, I’ve never actually contributed any money toward the projects I use and love.

This year I plan on doing things a little differently. I think that by donating even a small amount, like $5-25, to a variety of projects it could make a difference in helping them out (assuming of course others do something similar) and so that is what I’m going to do.

So what about you? Have you ever donated to an open source project before? Will you?