Contributed by pitrh on from the do-I-hear-one-billion-dollars dept.
OpenBSD Foundation benefit Auction:
A special auction has been arranged with Michael Lucas and No Starch Press to raise funds for the OpenBSD Foundation. See the link above.
This will be an auction of the guaranteed first copy off the press of Michael Lucas's Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd edition, which is due before the end of this month. This copy will be personally signed by the author, and accompanied with a certificate of authenticity. A DRM free digital version will also be made available to the winner.
The auction is handled by Computer Shop of Calgary. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the OpenBSD Foundation.
Auction says Credit Cards or PayPal is accepted, but I am sure we could arrange alternate methods. Hey, the OpenBSD crowd is clever enough to each have a stash of BitCoins, no? Cost you nothing, right? Just a tiny handful would do wonders!
Enjoy the fun!
OpenBSD project leader Theo de Raadt added:
I would like to thank Michael for coming up with this idea.
For those who missed the fine print, this will go to the OpenBSD Foundation. The donations the Foundation receives go exclusively towards funding OpenBSD project costs.
This will join donations that fund approximately 90% of our hackathon costs (where much of our development happens), and around 90% of our network costs.
The other people who donate don't get an item like this (unless they are bidding against you and win).
This is the perfect chance to grab a unique piece of OpenBSD history, and support the project while you're at it.
Update: The auction is over, and has raised $1,145.00 US for the OpenBSD Foundation! Congratulations to the winning bidder, and another round of thanks to Michael Lucas for making this happen.
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