OpenBSD Journal

OpenBSD Foundation 2016 Fundraising

Contributed by rueda on from the coffer$ dept.

Ken Westerback (krw@ when wearing his developer hat) writes in with a summary:

The OpenBSD Foundation is happy to report that the 2016 fundraising goal of $250,000 has been more than met with a final donation total of $573,000!

We wish to thank our contributors large and small. In particular we would like to extend special thanks to our two Iridium level ($100,000 and above) supporters. The first is Smartisan who made the largest single donation ever. The second is the OpenBSD community who together made the second largest donation of 2016.

Other large donors this year were the Core Infrastructure Initiative, Duck Duck Go, Yandex, 2Keys, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Target and genua gmb[h - Ed.].

The success of this year's effort will allow the Foundation to continue to expand its level of support for OpenBSD and related projects. The Foundation will be able to assume responsibility for funding more aspects of the project infrastructure including significant long outstanding machine room repairs and enhancements such as the high speed fibre connection that was added in 2016.

The Foundation will use its resources to support efforts rebuild a significant part of the test and release server farm, and to restock depleted stores and spares for our older architectures.

2017's slate of hackathons is being solidified in the light of the financial resources now available. These events will continue to provide a stream of improvements to the OpenBSD projects.

We would like to especially thank the contributors large and small who have made commitments for continuing donations to the Foundation. The success of the 2016 fundraising campaign will be much easier to turn into a regular occurrence thanks to their commitment.

In order to keep OpenBSD and related projects vigorously contributing to the open software community the Foundation will continue to strive to improve its financial resources.

Please contribute in 2017!

Thanks, Ken, and congratulations on the great work.

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

    Just donated to the OpenBSD Foundation through their website - thanks for a great OS!

  2. By Anonymous Coward (138.59.50.4) on

    DELL, we are looking at you!!! Using OpenBSD software and not donating shit..

    1. By Anonymous Coward (95.91.245.2) on

      > DELL, we are looking at you!!! Using OpenBSD software and not donating shit..

      only way that is going to change is if enough accounts talk (aka annoy) to their account managers about the subject.

    2. By Anonymous Cowboy (109.163.234.9) on

      > DELL, we are looking at you!!! Using OpenBSD software and not donating shit..

      What is Dell using OpenBSD in again?

      Also to those reading. Nobody is obliged to donate, but if a large company uses this software, it should have the decency to do so.

    3. By Anonymous Coward (75.144.71.81) on

      > DELL, we are looking at you!!! Using OpenBSD software and not donating shit..

      FYI, This isn't the most productive dialogue to solicit donations

  3. By tvlooy (94.226.32.115) on

    I'm so happy for you guys. Well deserved!

  4. By Billy Larlad (137.229.105.109) larladtech@gmail.com on

    Sincere thanks to everyone who works on the OS and donates to it. Great work, all!

  5. By Anonymous Coward (141.170.142.137) on

    genua gmb should probably be fixed to either "genua" or "genua GmbH", clearly "gmb" is typo there.

    1. By Ross Richardson (rueda) on http://www.openbsdfoundation.org/donations.html

      > genua gmb should probably be fixed to either "genua" or "genua GmbH", clearly "gmb" is typo there.

      Updated - thanks. Given that the typo was in the original, the editorial adjustment has been made explicit.

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