Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Mar 2006 22:19 UTC, submitted by Joel Dahl
FreeBSD FreeBSD's Security officer Colin Percival seeks sponsorship. This has happened before with other FreeBSD contributors. "I'm hoping to raise $15000 Canadian (about US$13000) to pay me to work full-time on FreeBSD for 16 weeks over the summer. This will allow me to devote more time to my role as FreeBSD Security Officer, perform a complete overhaul of FreeBSD Update, and make some significant improvements to Portsnap."
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He's got a running tally going
by kamper on Fri 31st Mar 2006 03:03 UTC
kamper
Member since:
2005-08-20

Wow, after two days, he's truckin' right along. Almost 10% of the way there! It's really cool that he's keeping the page updated like that.

Hopefully the story spreads through the news some more. I'd give him about a week before the intial burst really dies out. Looks like he might make a very good percentage of it in that time.

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cperciva Member since:
2006-03-31

Wow, after two days, he's truckin' right along. Almost 10% of the way there! It's really cool that he's keeping the page updated like that.

It hasn't been two days yet -- it has been slightly less than seven hours. The dates are slightly misleading in that I sent out my email at 20:20 UTC on the 30th.

As for the running tally, I want people to be able to see how close I am to reaching my target -- I'd hate to be in the position of receiving far more than $15,000 simply because people didn't realize how close I was and kept on sending in large donations. Of course I'm not close to the target right now, so this isn't a major issue yet, but if I keep it updated now it will save me that much time later. :-)

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kamper Member since:
2005-08-20

It hasn't been two days yet -- it has been slightly less than seven hours. The dates are slightly misleading in that I sent out my email at 20:20 UTC on the 30th.

My bad. I saw the 30th and the 31st on the list and it didn't even occur to me that it's still the 30th in my time zone :p

So, 7 hours, ~$1400... You should be done in less than 4 days ;)

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