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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who donated?
by project_2501 on Sun 30th Dec 2012 21:19 UTC
project_2501
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2006-03-20

Would be interesting to know the breakdown of the donators. Is it laregely private individual contributions .. or a few large corporate donations?

If it is corporations would be useful to know who is backing (and I suspect using) FreeBSD. I was surprised that my blu-ray player's documentation had a copyright notice for netbsd.... !

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RE: who donated?
by the_randymon on Sun 30th Dec 2012 22:19 in reply to "who donated?"
the_randymon Member since:
2005-07-06

See for yourself at http://www.freebsdfoundation.org/donate/sponsors.shtml Looks to me like a healthy mix of corporates and individuals. Some anonymous corp donated a quarter million dollars all in one, but there are hundreds of individuals who gave from $5 and up.

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