As reported previously, the NetBSD Foundation made a call for donations a few months ago. This was widely publicized, and the open source community responded generously, donating almost $30000,- (E25500,-). As also previously noted, this money was earmarked for specific purchases, and the NetBSD Project would like to let its users know what in particular was bought from these donations. Please see Thor Lancelot Simons detailed summary for information regarding what was bought, the current status and a long list of people that made all this possible.
How NetBSD Uses Their Donations
Submitted by Jan Schaumann 2005-11-09 NetBSD 8 Comments
Is it my impression or there are many greeks involved in NetBSD? Why did I not realise that before? Maybe I should install that instead of FreeBSD…
dude, choosing your OS because of the dev’s is just wrong;). Glad people dont think *i* have a jones for bill or linus or steve jobs. Go with netbsd if you wanna run the same system accross multiple werid platforms or a little server type system. It can be used for the desktop etc, but freebsd as much better support in that area.
Nice builds guys, thanks for the info too, it just made my main system look like a ibm xt!
Real community, completely transparent, funds put to good use. These guys are really worth supporting. Thanks for posting the link.
If you see what they bought, it’s all much more than what they initially planned for; multicore-multiprocessor systems and such. Yet they only used up $20k and that was including unexpected added costs. How do they justify asking for 30k?