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.
Thread beginning with comment 106576
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Enough please.
by Janizary on Wed 22nd Mar 2006 02:16 UTC in reply to "Enough please."
Janizary
Member since:
2006-03-12

It's a part of the cult of Free Software, as bad as it sounds to say it as such, Richard Stallman does indeed induce cult-like devotion to his philosophical views, which in turn make those who he convinces into enthusiasts which repeat his opinion for their fact.

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[2]: Enough please.
by Get a Life on Wed 22nd Mar 2006 03:13 in reply to "RE: Enough please."
Get a Life Member since:
2006-01-01

It's much simpler really: people like screwing with other people.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[2]: Enough please.
by Moulinneuf on Wed 22nd Mar 2006 12:04 in reply to "RE: Enough please."
Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

There is no cult , Free Software is sadly a direct answer to the closing of Open Source code , usual thievery and lack of protected freedom and rights in BSD's directly.

Its not a philosophical view , everything is real. BSD people dont pay , dont contribute , dont make company to support there product and view , they creat company to screw everyone else out *because its allowed* ( APPLE and Microsoft are company based on BSD ).

OpenBSD is an OS without its own hardware , without paying user , without a community of paying customers and it as no club , no income and is always on the brink of oblivion because there is not that many contributor to it.

Its as simple as that.

Reply Parent Score: -1

RE[3]: Enough please.
by Soulbender on Fri 31st Mar 2006 12:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Enough please."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"OpenBSD is an OS without its own hardware"
There's "Linux" hardware?

"without paying user"
Incorrect.

"without a community of paying customers"
Uh, community of paying customers?

"and it as no club"
Oh noes!

"no income"
Incorrect.

"and is always on the brink of oblivion because there is not that many contributor to it."
Incorrect.

Reply Parent Score: 1