J. Todd Slack emailed in and asked us to inform everyone that their donations towards the FreePepper project will be returned to all who contributed. The contributions from the community were a bit above $500 USD and that was obviously not enought as $11,000 were needed to open source Pepper. “I have come up with the funds privately to buy Pepper and I will be returning everyone’s donations in the next few days. I thank everyone who donated” Mr Slack said. Pepper will stay commercial and it will not be open sourced.