We had Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and today is “Giving Tuesday” (3 December). Many charities and open source projects receive most of their donations in December. These donations determine if they can continue to grow in 2014 or whether they have to scale back.
There are many open source projects that deserve and would welcome financial contributions from happy users. One such project, yes you guessed it, is the FreeBSD Project. The FreeBSD Foundation‘s annual fund-raising efforts are essential to keep the development and the running of it going. As the Project grows, so do the costs. By donating to the foundation, you are helping it to start and sponsor new projects, sponsor FreeBSD events and provide travel grants to FreeBSD developers next year.
So far $470,000 has been donated, still a long way off the $1,000,000 target that the Foundation set itself – see the End of Year Fundraising Campaign letter.
If you like to see FreeBSD become even better in 2014, consider making a donation today.
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