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GoDaddy.com Donates $10K

Contributed by jolan on from the cash-infusion dept.

Thanks to numerous individuals for writing in to say that The Hosting News (among other sites) is reporting that Go Daddy has donated $10,000 to support OpenSSH development. They, much like the Mozilla Foundation, depend upon OpenSSH for secure logins and file transfers to maintain their infrastructure.

Theo followed up to misc@ with some details on getting more sponsorships from big companies who depend on, sell, or package OpenSSH and aren't contributing financially to its development.

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  1. By Olli (84.185.216.228) on

    thanx godaddy

  2. By pintail (85.214.29.61) on

    kinda funny after that.

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    1. By Anonymous Coward (83.228.221.214) on

      ha, good one, but considering Services for Unix is OpenBSD based, perhaps Openssh is for once actually included in a Microsoft platform? it would make for strange logic but...

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      1. By Anonymous Coward (64.136.207.241) on

        > ha, good one, but considering Services for Unix is OpenBSD based, perhaps Openssh is for once actually included in a Microsoft platform? it would make for strange logic but...
        >
        >

        Dude, shutup. Seriously, just shutup.

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        1. By dingo (198.208.251.23) af.dingo@gmail.com on

          > > ha, good one, but considering Services for Unix is OpenBSD based, perhaps Openssh is for once actually included in a Microsoft platform? it would make for strange logic but...

          > Dude, shutup. Seriously, just shutup.

          whats so radical about that?

          # strings ftp.exe | grep Copyright
          @(#) Copyright (c) 1983 The Regents of the University of California.

          # strings nslookup.exe | grep -i berkeley
          @(#)nslookup.c 5.39 (Berkeley) 6/24/90
          @(#)commands.l 5.13 (Berkeley) 7/24/90
          @(#)debug.c 5.22 (Berkeley) 6/29/90
          @(#)list.c 5.20 (Berkeley) 6/1/90
          @(#)subr.c 5.22 (Berkeley) 8/3/90
          5.9 (Berkeley) 8/3/90
          @(#)getinfo.c 5.22 (Berkeley) 6/1/90
          @(#)send.c 5.17 (Berkeley) 6/29/90

          and so on, and so forth...

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          1. By Leon Yendor (218.214.194.113) on

            > > > ha, good one, but considering Services for Unix is OpenBSD based, perhaps Openssh is for once actually included in a Microsoft platform? it would make for strange logic but...
            >
            > > Dude, shutup. Seriously, just shutup.
            >
            > whats so radical about that?
            >
            > # strings ftp.exe | grep Copyright
            > @(#) Copyright (c) 1983 The Regents of the University of California.
            >
            > # strings nslookup.exe | grep -i berkeley
            > @(#)nslookup.c 5.39 (Berkeley) 6/24/90
            > @(#)commands.l 5.13 (Berkeley) 7/24/90
            > @(#)debug.c 5.22 (Berkeley) 6/29/90
            > @(#)list.c 5.20 (Berkeley) 6/1/90
            > @(#)subr.c 5.22 (Berkeley) 8/3/90
            > 5.9 (Berkeley) 8/3/90
            > @(#)getinfo.c 5.22 (Berkeley) 6/1/90
            > @(#)send.c 5.17 (Berkeley) 6/29/90
            >
            > and so on, and so forth...

            Huh! simpler:

            E:\SFU\BaseUtils\bin>strings *|grep OpenBSD|wc -l
            1942
            E:\SFU\BaseUtils\bin>

            and more to the point - OpenBSD

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            1. By Anonymous Coward (213.196.251.69) on

              > E:\SFU\BaseUtils\bin>strings *|grep OpenBSD|wc -l

              You don't know grep -c, do you?
              But I'd run uniq(1) over it first (hint: src/lib/csu).

              libc is interesting, too.

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              1. By Anonymous Coward (68.165.27.172) on

                > > E:\SFU\BaseUtils\bin>strings *|grep OpenBSD|wc -l
                >
                > You don't know grep -c, do you?
                > But I'd run uniq(1) over it first (hint: src/lib/csu).
                >
                > libc is interesting, too.

                You just made me realize for the first time that "Services For Unix" starts like "Shut the Fuck Up".

    2. By Anonymous Coward (203.65.245.7) on

      > kinda funny after

      "Parked" being the operative word.

    3. By Renaud Allard (85.201.63.39) renaud at llorien.org on

      > kinda funny after

      It seems Microsoft paid GoDaddy to park their domains on windows server to raise their internet server share in the stats.
      So basically, MS paid GoDaddy who paid OpenBSD. Could we say that MS indirectly paid for the use they have of OpenBSD code?

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      1. By Anonymous Coward (203.222.201.5) on

        > > kinda funny after
        >
        > It seems Microsoft paid GoDaddy to park their domains on windows server to raise their internet server share in the stats.
        > So basically, MS paid GoDaddy who paid OpenBSD. Could we say that MS indirectly paid for the use they have of OpenBSD code?

        Aha..
        Nice comment, so i can say that Linux that using OpenSSH also got paid from microcoft?.

        Why many linux company blind with this condition, they use it but don't want to support it.

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        1. By Anonymous Coward (67.163.202.142) on

          These "linux" companies support and fund a lot of core Open Source packages that OpenBSD happens to use too.

          > > > kinda funny after
          > >
          > > It seems Microsoft paid GoDaddy to park their domains on windows server to raise their internet server share in the stats.
          > > So basically, MS paid GoDaddy who paid OpenBSD. Could we say that MS indirectly paid for the use they have of OpenBSD code?
          >
          > Aha..
          > Nice comment, so i can say that Linux that using OpenSSH also got paid from microcoft?.
          >
          > Why many linux company blind with this condition, they use it but don't want to support it.

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          1. By Anonymous Coward (203.222.201.5) on

            > These "linux" companies support and fund a lot of core Open Source packages that OpenBSD happens to use too.

            Can you show me the contribution from "Linux Compay" direct to OpenBSD/OpenSSH(like godaddy does)?

            -
            'X linux company' donate to X.org project.
            Is that mean that when OpenBSD using X.org they think also donate to OpenBSD?

  3. By Anonymous Coward (134.58.253.131) on

    I've been looking around for a registrar to use for some domains. This made me choose godaddy.com. I like to support companies that care about open source initiatives, even if they cost me more.

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    1. By Anonymous Coward (24.34.57.27) on

      > I've been looking around for a registrar to use for some domains. This made me choose godaddy.com. I like to support companies that care about open source initiatives, even if they cost me more.

      You might want to consider a more reliable registrar. GoDaddy is now running exclusively on Windows.

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      1. By Anonymous Coward (134.58.253.131) on

        > > I've been looking around for a registrar to use for some domains. This made me choose godaddy.com. I like to support companies that care about open source initiatives, even if they cost me more.
        >
        > You might want to consider a more reliable registrar. GoDaddy is now running exclusively on Windows.

        The webservers they use to handle parked domains are. This says nothing about the nameservers they operate. Besides, if you operate your own nameserver, a registrar offers nothing more than an administrative service.

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        1. By Anonymous Coward (64.62.167.198) on

          > > > I've been looking around for a registrar to use for some domains. This made me choose godaddy.com. I like to support companies that care about open source initiatives, even if they cost me more.
          > >
          > > You might want to consider a more reliable registrar. GoDaddy is now running exclusively on Windows.
          >
          > The webservers they use to handle parked domains are. This says nothing about the nameservers they operate. Besides, if you operate your own nameserver, a registrar offers nothing more than an administrative service.
          >

          That's not true. Easydns offers secondary DNS service with secondary/tertiary MX spooling.

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          1. By Lars Hansson (203.65.245.7) lars@unet.net.ph on

            > That's not true. Easydns offers secondary DNS service with secondary/tertiary MX spooling.

            That's awesome if you like to pay for services that serves no real purpose.

      2. By Anonymous Coward (64.136.207.241) on

        They didn't give up linux entirely. (eg, hosting solutions)

    2. By Anonymous Coward (66.11.66.41) on

      While it was nice of them to donate, it doesn't change the fact that they are a terrible company, and provide terrible service.

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      1. By Anonymous Coward (128.151.92.52) on

        I heard from someone that GoDaddy in particular doesn't actually let you "own" your domain, but rather they register it in their own name and when you stop paying for it they hold onto it. That way anyone who registers it again has to pay their extortion fees, and they can also suspend your domain on a whim. Is this true?

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        1. By Anonymous Coward (12.169.152.34) on

          > I heard from someone that GoDaddy in particular doesn't actually let you "own" your domain, but rather they register it in their own name and when you stop paying for it they hold onto it. That way anyone who registers it again has to pay their extortion fees, and they can also suspend your domain on a whim. Is this true?

          Absolutely not true for the domains I have registered through them. Plus, I wouldn't call their registration fees "extortionate". The only annoying thing is the huge amount of upselling crap they thow at you when you are trying to register a new domain.

  4. By Anonymous Coward (128.171.90.200) on

    You go godaddy !

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    1. By Anonymous Coward (69.70.207.240) on

      > You go godaddy !

      Who's your godaddy now baby!

  5. By Joe Price (63.87.178.215) on

    GO DADDY!!

    I have some things resistered from way back internic->verisign.. I think I may just transfer to godaddy ^^

  6. By Anonymous Coward (217.91.73.240) on

    Thank you GoDaddy! This donation just made me change my domain from ENameCo to GoDaddy.com.

  7. By Luis (72.25.103.176) on

    Finally, another company that's not afraid to show their support by giving a little back. Thank you GoDaddy!

  8. By anarcap (205.239.196.6) on

    If you are a current GoDaddy customer and have an Executive Account Manager, drop him a quick email to acknowledge the contribution the company is making. Hopefully that will filter up to Bob Parsons and get the company even more involved in open source projects (for exmaple, even though they are moving some of their servers to Windows, they are running the BSD-licensed DotNetNuke on them).

    It's great to have another reason for moving to GoDaddy for all our (100+) domains, as if hating Verisign and liking to save money weren't enough. ;-)

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