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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RE[4]: Funding
by pepa on Sat 18th Jan 2014 01:19 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Funding"
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Your approach sounds a lot like Tiny Core. Very interesting both for those who know what they're doing and for those who don't have any clue..!
Or, another favourite: Porteus!

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RE[5]: Funding
by Alfman on Sat 18th Jan 2014 04:39 in reply to "RE[4]: Funding"
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I'd never heard of Porteus before.

TinyCore is very cool. Having applications follow you around between computers is awesome. I really liked that about Sun's Solaris desktops at university. I haven't tried any new distros in a long time, but now that you've brought it up I think TinyCore should be on my short list.

In my case though I was targeting headless servers exclusively, so there was no desktop at all. There were grandiose visions of running it in a massive data center ;) I had to settle with running it on my amateur cluster.

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RE[6]: Funding
by pepa on Sat 18th Jan 2014 05:30 in reply to "RE[5]: Funding"
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MicroCore is tiny, headless (I mean, no graphical environment) and deliciously capable! ;-)
Anyway, aufs is pretty awesome..!

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