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

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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A nice experiment
by cmost on Fri 17th Jan 2014 01:40 UTC
cmost
Member since:
2006-07-16

While I applaud the openBSD folks for creating a rock solid OS, I have to wonder about their funding. With the recent revelations of the NSA I have to ask is anything secure?

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RE: A nice experiment
by kwan_e on Fri 17th Jan 2014 02:52 in reply to "A nice experiment"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

While I applaud the openBSD folks for creating a rock solid OS, I have to wonder about their funding. With the recent revelations of the NSA I have to ask is anything secure?


Well, if you use the NSA'd encryption, then, no, OpenSSH is as weak as the NSA'd encryption.

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RE: A nice experiment
by The123king on Fri 17th Jan 2014 16:25 in reply to "A nice experiment"
The123king Member since:
2009-05-28

If the NSA had filled it full of backdoors, surely they'd be worried about it running out of cash? TBH i'm more sceptical about the massive influx of cash into FreeBSD when that ran a "donation drive". I'm sure if the NSA was backdooring any of these open-source projects, they'll have a vested interest in keeping them active and well funded

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