Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Jan 2014 23:08 UTC, submitted by jz

See the email thread on the misc list for more details.

In light of shrinking funding, we do need to look for a source to cover project expenses. If need be the OpenBSD Foundation can be involved in receiving donations to cover project electrical costs.

But the fact is right now, OpenBSD will shut down if we do not have the funding to keep the lights on.

If you or a company you know are able to assist us, it would be greatly appreciated, but right now we are looking at a significant funding shortfall for the upcoming year - Meaning the project won't be able to cover 20 thousand dollars in electrical expenses before being able to use money for other things. That sort of situation is not sustainable.

The OpenBSD project is the incubator for a number of other projects including OpenSSH and OpenSMTPD. If you use these or just want the project to survive, consider making a donation.

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Comment by nagerst
by nagerst on Fri 17th Jan 2014 00:29 UTC
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I thought we went through all this a few years ago, this time i have to say that i am sad that they have not figured out a better way of funding the project over the years than their current (same as former?) model. But if shutting down is what they have to do unless donations roll in once again it would be understandable. Perhaps they could be able to merge with a better funded BSD project somehow if all else fail.

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RE: Comment by nagerst
by WorknMan on Fri 17th Jan 2014 01:05 in reply to "Comment by nagerst"
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Guess they didn't sell enough t-shirts ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by nagerst
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 17th Jan 2014 16:37 in reply to "RE: Comment by nagerst"
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On a personal style note, their artwork is fairly juvenile, imho. Not cool, not classy, more geeky than nerdish. This is why I never bought anything from them when I was seriously using openBSD ( although I did donate).

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RE: Comment by nagerst
by kwan_e on Fri 17th Jan 2014 02:50 in reply to "Comment by nagerst"
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I thought we went through all this a few years ago,

Money does have a funny way of disappearing like that - getting spent and all.

You have to be super rich if you want people to give you more money for having money:

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