Linked by the_randymon on Sun 30th Dec 2012 10:08 UTC
FreeBSD It's not exciting to talk about money, but it does often take cash to keep funding the developers that improve code. Congrats to the FreeBSD foundation then, for beating their fundraising goal of $500K by almost 40%. The $690K they raised will go to funding coders, developer conferences, and some limited travel. That bodes well for continued strong support for FreeBSD in general, soon to release version 9.1 (currently at RC3).
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RE: Congratulations!
by the_randymon on Sun 30th Dec 2012 14:27 UTC in reply to "Congratulations!"
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In hindsight, I wonder if the "Oh no, they're not getting any money" article was a very clever troll. It spurred me into action and I also sent them a donation. If so, a very clever article indeed.

BSD doesn't get enough credit, I think. It's still somewhat of a hassle to install it on a desktop, but as a server OS it's worth the money. I run http://www.dictatorshandbook.net on it, and it's really truly been rock solid, and comes with a default configuration that already chooses safety over features. That's cool.

Edited 2012-12-30 14:28 UTC

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