Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Mar 2006 19:25 UTC, submitted by Bink
OpenBSD OpenBSD has asked for donations: "To fulfill most development goals OpenBSD should be generating about $100K USD. With that amount of money the project can finance 1 large and 4 small hackathons per year. Pay the bills and a part-time developer to mind the shop when Theo isn't around. In an ideal world we would have a sponsor per hackathon and the CD sales would be paying for other expenses." On a very related note, pre-orders for OpenBSD 3.9 are now available.
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Not Just OpenBSD
by r.m.graham on Tue 21st Mar 2006 21:21 UTC
r.m.graham
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2005-07-06

It's important to note that it's not just so that Theo can keep working on OpenBSD, and it's not just the OpenBSD project that is feeling the crunch.

It's so that the group of developers that work on all these projects (OpenBSD, OpenBGP, OpenSSH, etc.) can keep hosting their hackathons and maintain their servers.

Without funding, these projects will NOT die. BUT, without funding, their current development model and activities will CHANGE, probably to the detriment of the projects involved.

If you use OpenBSD, you already know the story.

If you use OpenSSH (as you should), then you should seriously consider donating even a couple bucks (yes, even $1) to show your appreciation for something so fundamental to the way you use computers.

~rmg

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RE: Not Just OpenBSD
by fretinator on Tue 21st Mar 2006 21:53 in reply to "Not Just OpenBSD"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

I hope this article spurs a lot of people to donate. I use OpenBSD, and obviously openSSH (on many platforms), so I just pre-ordered a 3.9 CD. Another way is to Paypal them a few bucks. Don't take free software projects like OpenBSD for granted.

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