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OpenBSD Foundation Welcomes First Iridium Donor: Smartisan
Contributed by pitrh on Wed Nov 23 19:18:21 2016 (GMT)
from the puff to the iridium, baby dept.

Today's big news comes from the OpenBSD Foundation, via director Ken Westerback. The official word from the foundation is:

The OpenBSD Foundation is excited to announce that it has received its largest ever donation. Smartisan ( has become our first Iridium level donor with a donation of CDN$280,000.00.

Smartisan has donated tickets sales from its new product launch events to the open source community since 2014. In 2016 alone, over 10,000 developers and tech-enthusiasts attended its events. This year Smartisan chose to donate the proceeds to the OpenBSD Foundation.

We thank Smartisan for its very generous support! This donation will no doubt fund many exciting projects in the next few years.

Here at Undeadly we join the Foundation in thanking the good people at Smartisan for their generous contribution.

And if you, dear reader want to make a similar contribution (all sizes acceptable), please head on over to the Foundation's Donations page.


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  Re: OpenBSD Foundation Welcomes First Iridium Donor: Smartisan (mod 8/118)
by Philipp (pb) on Wed Nov 23 19:48:44 2016 (GMT)
  Very nice move - just after all that gloating over MSFT and the Linux Foundation :)
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  Re: OpenBSD Foundation Welcomes First Iridium Donor: Smartisan (mod 3/127)
by brynet (Brynet) on Wed Nov 23 21:02:02 2016 (GMT)
  They had to go and break the thermometer! :-)
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  Funding for Theo (mod 4/116)
by Anonymous Coward ( on Fri Nov 25 00:28:08 2016 (GMT)

When it was announced that OpenBSD wouldn't be selling CDs for its 6.1 release, I was worried that the project was in financial jeopardy. This is because the CD sales had reportedly been Theo's primary source of income. But it's good to see that OpenBSD now has other revenue sources.

Will Theo be paid a salary by the OpenBSD foundation?

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