Just earlier this month it was announced that Jan Koum of WhatsApp donated $500,000 to the FreeBSD Foundation. This week an anonymous donor gave the same amount, allowing the Foundation to surpass their 2016 goal by a large sum. Donations to the FreeBSD Foundation help fund project initiatives, produce travel grants and conventions, and further research on the widely used open-source operating system. Even small donations are encouraged to show that there are many users who wish for this project to continue.
We are thrilled to announce we have received a $500,000 donation from an anonymous donor. We are incredibly grateful for this donation and want to extend a heartfelt thank you to this donor for recognizing the value we provide by supporting the FreeBSD Project and community worldwide. We are indebted to to donors like this, who are investing in FreeBSD and the Foundation to make FreeBSD the best platform for education, research, computing, product development, and gaining real-world skills. Thank you to everyone who has supported us this year!
Original announcement: https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/blog/foundation-announces-new-uranium-donor/