FreeBSD Foundation Receives Another $500,000 USD Gift

Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 28 December 2016 at 05:51 PM EST. 29 Comments
FreeBSD is ending 2016 on a high note by receiving another "Uranium Level" donation, marking it as an additional $500,000 USD for their foundation.

Earlier this month the FreeBSD Foundation received a $500,000 donation from the founder of WhatsApp, Jan Koum. That's on top of Koum giving one million dollars to FreeBSD back in 2014.

Announced today was another $500,000 USD donation. Though this time the big ticket donor is remaining anonymous.

What they call as a "Uranium level" donation is $250,000 USD or more. The only two donors at this level were Jam Koum's $500k donation and this anonymous donation. A list of FreeBSD's 2016 donors can be found here. This year the foundation received $1,509,493 of their $1,200,000 goal.
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