[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Foundation End-of-Year Fundraising Campaign

Deb Goodkin deb at freebsdfoundation.org
Tue Nov 17 21:32:16 UTC 2009

Dear FreeBSD Community,

Since the start of our 'Be Counted!' campaign in August of this year,
over 350 new and returning donors have contributed to the FreeBSD
Foundation.  With your help, we are now 50% of the way to meeting our
2009 fund raising goal.  Thank you donors, for your support!  Now, in
these last few weeks of 2009, the FreeBSD Foundation needs the support
of those who have yet to donate to take us the rest of the way.

The recession has hit everyone hard.  For many, every possible expense
has been cut, and what spending they do is out of strict necessity.
Unfortunately the challenges facing FreeBSD are undiminished by recessions
and the technological landscape continues to change at a rampant pace.
That is why the FreeBSD Foundation nearly doubled its 2008 budget for
2009 and needs your support so we can avoid cutting our investments in

If you benefit from FreeBSD, please donate so:

  o development projects are funded to support emerging technologies such
    as solid state disks, USB 3.0, machine and network virtualization,
    highly parallel processors, clustering, and data replication.
  o BSD conferences continue around the globe.
  o students and contributors have the opportunity to attend conferences
    and developer summits.
  o the infrastructure of computers and equipment supporting our community
    can be maintained.
  o the FreeBSD community is grown through marketing and outreach to
    users and businesses.
  o FreeBSD trademarks are protected and the project has access to
    legal counsel.
  o FreeBSD continues to serve as the foundation for research
    and enterprise.

Every donation, no matter its size, makes this work possible.  As a
non-profit with very low overhead, your donation is the best way to
invest in FreeBSD.  Please make that investment today so we can meet
our dual goals for 2009 of 1000 donors and $300,000.

You can make a donation (including recurring subscriptions) by going to:

To find out more about The FreeBSD Foundation, please visit

Thank You,

Justin T. Gibbs
President and Founder
The FreeBSD Foundation

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