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The OpenBSD Foundation Announces First Platinum Donor: CII

Contributed by pitrh on from the next-we-go-iridium dept.

We have a platinum donor. The OpenBSD Foundation has announced the name of the first platinum donor:

The OpenBSD Foundation is happy to announce that the Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) has made a significant financial donation to the Foundation. This donation is a repeat of the CII's 2014 donation, and like the first is being used by the Foundation to help cover network connectivity contracts for OpenBSD, OpenSSH and related projects. This donation makes the CII the first Platinum level contributor in the OpenBSD Foundation's 2015 fundraising campaign.

Donations to the Foundation can be made on our Donations Page:

http://www.openbsdfoundation.org/donations.html

We can be contacted regarding corporate sponsorship at

fundraising@openbsdfoundation.org

This makes for a significant contribution to the OpenBSD project, and sets an example for other corporate users of OpenBSD technology to follow.

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  1. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Fantastic news, thanks a lot!

  2. By brynet (Brynet) on http://brynet.biz.tm/

    Awesome, just $5k left to reach their 2015 campaign goal! :-)

    http://www.openbsdfoundation.org/campaign2015.html

  3. By Shane J Pearson () shane@flashbsd.net on

    Wonderful news! Huge thanks to the Core Infrastructure Initiative!



    1. By Albert () on

      > Wonderful news! Huge thanks to the Core Infrastructure Initiative!
      >

      2014 budget was 150K, 2015 is up ~30% to 200k. Why?

      Let's see some accounting Theo and Bob..100% transparency would be nice.

      Let me guess what the comeback to this is:

      "How much have you given to the foundation"
      "Looking forward to your diffs"
      "It's easy to post anonymously, show us who/what you really are"

      Typical canned Theo responses when someone knocks his pet project.

      If you think people dropping this kind of $'s on the project aren't having any kind of influence, you're a fool.

      Like I said, let's see FULL DISCLOSURE on your budget concerning OpenBSD. Publish it for the world to see on www.openbsd.org.

      And since you don't, you ARE hiding something. I know it and you know it.

      Typical comeback would be to obliterate me into some dumb-ass punk or some such thing to divert attention to the real issue. And that is OpenBSD DOES NOT publish where the money is going. Period.

      1. By pb () on

        > > Wonderful news! Huge thanks to the Core Infrastructure Initiative!
        > >
        >
        > 2014 budget was 150K, 2015 is up ~30% to 200k. Why?
        >
        > Let's see some accounting Theo and Bob..100% transparency would be nice.
        >
        > Let me guess what the comeback to this is:
        >
        > "How much have you given to the foundation"
        > "Looking forward to your diffs"
        > "It's easy to post anonymously, show us who/what you really are"
        >
        > Typical canned Theo responses when someone knocks his pet project.
        >
        > If you think people dropping this kind of $'s on the project aren't having any kind of influence, you're a fool.
        >
        > Like I said, let's see FULL DISCLOSURE on your budget concerning OpenBSD. Publish it for the world to see on www.openbsd.org.
        >
        > And since you don't, you ARE hiding something. I know it and you know it.
        >
        > Typical comeback would be to obliterate me into some dumb-ass punk or some such thing to divert attention to the real issue. And that is OpenBSD DOES NOT publish where the money is going. Period.

        How about reading the "Activities" page of the foundation?

        Baseless ranting. Go fishing.

      2. By Just Another OpenBSD User () on

        Obviously resources are required to support the project, compared to other projects funding this is much much less financing and efficiency is quite better.

        There is no need to waste time with your requests, you're smart enough to invent the replies on behalf of the community, probably you can also figure out the answer to your questions.

        Also there are some uneducated guesses in your troll post for the sake of using name calling on top of your own false statements.

        The information you request is already available on the OpenBSD Foundation web site:

        http://www.openbsdfoundation.org/

        This is great news for OpenBSD and the forthcoming release, everyone please help testing and improve this wonderful operating system project which is also the source of many more incredibly useful software, documentation, publications and many other resources.

        http://www.openbsd.org/

      3. By Anonymous Coward () on

        >And that is OpenBSD DOES NOT publish where the money is going. Period.

        They're a registered non-profit in Canada, I am reasonably sure they, by law have to publish where the money goes.

        Here's the details by year where they literally have every transaction plus an overview:
        http://www.openbsdfoundation.org/financials/

        Did you even look?

        1. By Anonymous Coward () on

          > >And that is OpenBSD DOES NOT publish where the money is going. Period.
          >
          > They're a registered non-profit in Canada, I am reasonably sure they, by law have to publish where the money goes.
          >
          > Here's the details by year where they literally have every transaction plus an overview:
          > http://www.openbsdfoundation.org/financials/
          >
          > Did you even look?

          Looks like a 8th grade business class balance statement.

          So where does the almost $300k NET INCOME go?

          1. By Anonymous Coward () on

            > > >And that is OpenBSD DOES NOT publish where the money is going. Period.
            > >
            > > They're a registered non-profit in Canada, I am reasonably sure they, by law have to publish where the money goes.
            > >
            > > Here's the details by year where they literally have every transaction plus an overview:
            > > http://www.openbsdfoundation.org/financials/
            > >
            > > Did you even look?
            >
            > Looks like a 8th grade business class balance statement.
            >
            > So where does the almost $300k NET INCOME go?
            >
            >

            Net income doesn't go anywhere. If it went somewhere, it would be an expenditure. Net Income is what is left over after taking into account all expenditures. What you perceive as a lack f transparency is probably just your own difficulty with financial statements.

      4. By Anonymous Coward () on


        > If you think people dropping this kind of $'s on the project aren't having any kind of influence, you're a fool.

        What are you suggesting, Albert? Please spell it out for us

        1. By Thomas () thomas.3.schmidt@uni-konstanz.de on

          >
          > > If you think people dropping this kind of $'s on the project aren't having any kind of influence, you're a fool.
          >
          > What are you suggesting, Albert? Please spell it out for us
          >

          The code is freely available. I would gladly see the alleged commit(s), but so far I haven't seen or heard of any. Albert, if you aren't able to provide those and still are _that_ paranoid, you probably shouldn't use computers.

          Anyways, great thanks to CII!

  4. By AnonymousCoward () on

    Goodspeed, masturbating monkeys

  5. By Noryungi () noryungi@yahoo.com on

    You know the saddest thing about this great news?

    Every time the OpenBSD Foundation announces a new sponsor, little trolls come out from under the bridge and start spouting nonsense.

    Things like: "Where is the accountability?" (just look at the Foundation web site), "Where is the money going?" (Beer, BBQ and hardware - duh), "These people will ask you to compromise!" (Just ask DARPA, that worked really well for them), etc... etc... etc...

    Seriously, guys, OpenBSD is not going away, and we don't care if Theo shat in your coffee, kicked you around on a mailing-list or refused to take into account your shitty idea or even shittier code.

    Stop pretending you "care", and go bother Gentoo Linux maintainers or install the latest Windows service pack or something.

    Now, that I have got this off my chest...

    This is great news, I appreciate the gesture of CII, and I am happy this donation will be used to improve OpenBSD further!

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