Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Apr 2006 17:30 UTC, submitted by kamper
OpenBSD "Frank Hecker from the Mozilla Foundation contacted Theo to inform him that the foundation decided to donate $10000 to the OpenSSH project. Frank mentioned this today in the Mozilla Foundation's status report. The OpenSSH project truly appreciates this gesture of solidarity from such a respectable open source project. Besides this sizeable donation we also received hundreds of smaller donations, mostly from individuals and small companies. Thanks everyone for stepping up to keep OpenBSD/OpenSSH ticking."
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RE: Very Nice!
by dark child on Tue 4th Apr 2006 17:53 UTC in reply to " "
dark child
Member since:
2005-12-09

Its a very noble gesture from the Mozilla Foundation. I hope other opensource projects continue supporting each other in this manner. Incidentally on the Mozilla Foundation article there is something about Firefox 2.0 and 3.0 being licenced as GPL/LGPL and MPL as well. Very interesting.

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RE[2]: Very Nice!
by MYOB on Tue 4th Apr 2006 18:16 in reply to "RE: Very Nice!"
MYOB Member since:
2005-06-29

It already is and always has been tri-licenced MPL/GPL/LGPL.

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RE[3]: Very Nice!
by schiesbn on Tue 4th Apr 2006 18:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Very Nice!"
schiesbn Member since:
2006-03-30

>It already is and always has been tri-licenced MPL/GPL/LGPL

But until last month it wasn't complete tri-licenced.

This goal achieved only a few days ago:
http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/gerv/archives/2006/03/relicensing_co...

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RE[2]: Very Nice!
by kamil_chatrnuch on Wed 5th Apr 2006 10:52 in reply to "RE: Very Nice!"
kamil_chatrnuch Member since:
2005-07-07

a noble gesture? if it's true, that the mozilla foundation [non-profit] is making over $30m annually off of its deal for the google search box, than i would expect them to support *more* open-source projects and with *more* money. hm?
anyway, good luck openbsd/ssh.

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RE[3]: Very Nice!
by pascalc on Wed 5th Apr 2006 12:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Very Nice!"
pascalc Member since:
2006-04-05

So if Mozilla earns money through the success of their browser they get criticized, and if they give away this money to other (remotely related) projects they get criticized as well because they don't give enough?

Helping the openSD project is a nice gesture from Mozilla, but the most important thing, and this is probably what the Mozilla Fundation expected, is that it gave a lot of publicity to the current OpenBSD financial problems and people/companies will probably donate more.

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