[nycbug-talk] Support for BSD Projects (was OpenBSD 3.9 Pre-Orders)

Brad Schonhorst bschonhorst at gmail.com
Thu Mar 9 14:28:38 EST 2006

All the projects can use our support.  Open source is free, but there
are still costs involved. While time, talent, and old hardware may
help some, the real need is cash donations to cover expenses and to
allow the developers and volunteers to continue to do their job.

Below are links to various BSD projects that would be great places
to consider contributing to:

DragonFlyBSD - DragonFly is not yet incorporated as a non-profit,
meaning no tax benefit is available for donating time or goods to the
project. However, developers can still use your contributed hardware.

FreeBSD - FreeBSD strongly relies upon user donations to accomplish
our goals.  If you don't know what you want to give, take a look at
our list of needs. We would appreciate any items on this list.

NetBSD -  NetBSD is a free, secure, and highly portable Unix-like Open
Source  operating system available for many platforms.  As a
non-profit organization, The NetBSD Project is an organization which
relies on the valuable contributions of both individuals and other

OpenBSD - Naturally, the OpenBSD project requires funds to operate, due
to Internet line costs and the same hardware upgrade issues everyone
experiences. For this reason, the project sells CDROMs and T-shirts.
It is also possible to donate funds or hardware, in which case your name
ends up on our Donations page.

NYCBUG - You can start locally by contributing to your BSD user
group!  NYCBUG is a band of volunteers donating their time, energy,
money, and resources to better the community.  They, with the help from
a generous contribution from New York Internet, already provides
services by way of mirrors and hosting.  But NYCBUG would like to do more.
They are looking to expand their mirroring to more projects and need to
purchase hardware.  Individual and corporate sponsorships are welcome.

BSDCertification.org - The BSD Certification Group Inc. is a
non-profit organization committed to creating and maintaining a global
certification standard for system administration on BSD based
operating systems.  Test development costs are substantial (more
than $30,000 USD) and can only be completed with generous donations
from sponsors and many interested individuals.

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