BlueHackers is simply an initiative or movement, and we were adopted as a special interest group of the OSDClub Inc. which was an Australian registered non-profit organisation (most well-known for the Open Source Developers’ Conference). We are in the process of shifting over to being a sub-committee of Linux Australia.
Initial costs (such as for the domain name) have been covered by Arjen. Some funds were gathered through donations given around Linux.conf.au (Hobart Tasmania, January 2009) when handing out the first laptop stickers, this was used to recoup the sticker printing costs and some excess remainsed We printed a huge new batch of stickers in April 2010, again part-funded by Arjen. We don’t require a lot of funds to do what we want to do!
We’ve organised to have a counsellor or psychologist available for free sessions at some OSDC and Linux.conf.au events, and we’d like to make that a regular thing. When we’ve sorted out the LA sub-committee details, we’ll be able to take donations for this. Thanks!