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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anda_skoa
Member since:
2005-07-07

GNU-based systems are considered 'free software', BSD is not. BSD is open source I guess.


No, BSD or rather the BSD license is considered a Free Software licence.

Quoting https://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.en.html "This is the original BSD license, modified by removal of the advertising clause. It is a lax, permissive non-copyleft free software license, compatible with the GNU GPL.

Maybe you were thinking about the CopyLeft vs Non-CopyLeft distinction between Free Software licenses

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

The Free Software Foundation has no problem calling the OpenBSD people fine people, I'm not so sure the OpenBSD people feel the same way.

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iarann Member since:
2006-05-14

The Free Software Foundation has no problem calling the OpenBSD people fine people, I'm not so sure the OpenBSD people feel the same way.


The animosity between the two goes back to when Richard Stallman made a bunch of false accusations about the OpenBSD project including closed source software in their releases. The OpenBSD project had a right to be a bit upset about the sitation when it happened.

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