Open Source Giving

Open Source Giving

Our commitment to the open source community


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Why open source?

At FlashRouters we are on a mission to get consumers engaged in digital privacy concerns. Users should understand the benefits of using open source platforms and the need to promote investments in open source technologies and projects.

In June 2014, we implemented the FlashRouters Open Source Giving Program.

You choose. We match 100%.

For every purchase at FlashRouters we donate $1 to open source development projects. While we mainly contribute to wireless router firmware projects, our program also supports other important open source projects like OpenVPN, OpenSSL and more.

If we allow the best minds of the internet a free look at the source codes of the platforms that run our lives, then this will largely prevent the government from inserting any backdoors or entry points into our personal networks.

"In open source, we feel strongly that to really do something well, you have to get a lot of people involved." -Linus Torvalds, Linux Creator


 DD-WRT Router Purchases

     Donations will be split between the DD-WRT team.

 Tomato Router Purchases

     Donations will be split between the Tomato team.

 Other Important Open Source Projects

     Donations will also be given to the creator

     of MerlinWRT firmware, and to the OpenSSL team.

Thank you.

FlashRouters would also like to specifically thank and mention some of the superstars involved with the creation and maintenance of open source firmware. Brainslayer and Kong from the DD-WRT Team, Shibby and Toastman from the Tomato team, as well as Merlin from MerlinWRT provide invaluable contributions to the open source router development community, so kudos to them!
If there are any important contributors you feel that we have missed please be sure to let us know so we can add them into our list for donations.
It is also important to tip our hats to the major hardware players that develop wireless routers compatible with open source firmware in the first place. Asus, Linksys, Netgear, and TP-Link have actively embraced the idea of DIY router setups and without their continued research and development in wireless technology there would be no thriving open source firmware community.

Open source for a secure and open internet worldwide.

"In real open source, you have the right to control your own destiny."
- Linus Torvalds, Linux Creator