Contributed by grey on from the good fund raising ideas, until OpenBSD bake sales appear dept.
In response to Theo's notice of slow CD sales, the usual flood of revenue schemes were renewed on the OpenBSD mailing list. One of the few good ideas has been for someone to offer an Enterprise offering of OpenBSD for those companies willing to spend extra, but want something to show for their investment (printed manuals, vendor support, etc). In response to this, I'm now offering up the following business software/support bundles:
The OpenBSD Enterprise Bundle
The official OpenBSD CD-ROM release, combined with one month (8 hours) of our enterprise, all-encompassing support.
The OpenBSD Small Business Bundle
The official OpenBSD CD-ROM release, combined with one month (4 hours) of Installation-only support.
All proceeds (total minus CD/shipping costs) will be donated directly to the OpenBSD project. This will hopefully address the ongoing demand that commercial users have requested, while opening up an untapped stream of donations for the developers.
For more details, please visit http://www.dixongroup.net/?q=openbsd.
It's nice to see not just ideas, but actual attempts at finding more creative ways to get money toward the project. It looks like OpenBSD and Jason will benefit from this arrangement. Of course, undeadly loves to hear about commercial products and support services using OpenBSD, particularly if you are taking additional steps to provide support back to the project.
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