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    Phoronix: FreeBSD Receives A Million Dollar Donation

    The FreeBSD has received their largest ever single donation: $1,000,000 USD...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTg0Mzc

  • #2
    Good for them. Seriously... FreeBSD in general deserves it.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by computerquip View Post
      Good for them. Seriously... FreeBSD in general deserves it.
      - and they need it badly.

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      • #4
        Cool.
        Any funding to open source/free software = great. BSD makes many great utilities used by all.

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        • #5
          That's really nice of him. It's too bad that some companies like Sony (PS4 based on FreeBSD) have never donated to FreeBSD.

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          • #6
            Not bad. I hope they'll put it to good use.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ouroboros View Post
              That's really nice of him. It's too bad that some companies like Sony (PS4 based on FreeBSD) have never donated to FreeBSD.
              Not only is it too bad, but it is a shame

              How many companies build their success on an open-source base, then spend millions and millions into adds and not a cent for the source of their success?

              This donation is a great example of win/win mentality for large companies, let's hope others will follow!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Passso View Post
                Not only is it too bad, but it is a shame

                How many companies build their success on an open-source base, then spend millions and millions into adds and not a cent for the source of their success?

                This donation is a great example of win/win mentality for large companies, let's hope others will follow!
                Companies dont care AT ALL. What matters is Profit, profit, profit, profit. Open Source is their never ending source, and they dont give back anything. Fuck you Sony.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by gotwig View Post
                  Companies dont care AT ALL. What matters is Profit, profit, profit, profit. Open Source is their never ending source, and they dont give back anything. Fuck you Sony.
                  It reduces their cost, and because big companies in a competitive environment tend to have constant margins, that reduction is passed to their customers (profit is increased through increased market share, obtained, incidentally by price reductions).

                  Companies are modern societies main production tools, why would you want them not to reuse code?

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                  • #10
                    It's a lot of money for a donation, I dunno if that generous man doesn't know how to spend his money or it's pure thankfulness, but for me even the dog doesn't move his tail for nothing, even though I see some circumstances:
                    - every os is integrating linux compatibility layers for integrating video drivers (making every os closer to linux structure)
                    - systemd is becoming de defacto init for every GNU/linux OS and will be integrated in every piece of software (so software will hardly become available on non-linux kernels OSes, IMHO this is the reason why RedHat is pushing this software forwards)

                    so maybe with this amount of money they will bring systemd to FreeBSD...

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