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Do you $support$ the FreeBSD Foundation?

Do you support the FreeBSD Foundation?

  • No

    Votes: 36 46.8%
  • Yes

    Votes: 41 53.2%

  • Total voters
    77

roddierod

Aspiring Daemon

Thanks: 144
Messages: 824

sk8harddiefast

Daemon

Thanks: 197
Messages: 2,159

No because I have no money :( I live with 400 euros from my grand father per moth, with my girlfriend and we still are empty of money and I cannot find job because of the economic crisis in Greece . If I could, Yes. I want to give some money with pleasure
 

Savagedlight

Well-Known Member

Thanks: 96
Messages: 370

There are more ways to contribute than by donating money! Contributing in other ways, such as submitting PRs for bugs, writing/correcting documentation, or even being active in the community in general are all helpful and useful things to do. :)
 

BSDBernd

Active Member

Thanks: 15
Messages: 148

I donated to the foundation, supporting especially the lumina project....
 

pwr2srv

New Member

Thanks: 6
Messages: 16

I finally found a Round To-it. I used it to subscribe to the online FreeBSD Journal AND got set up for an automatic monthly donation to the cause.

I really like the automatic means of donating. My new machine will save me that much in electricity, so, I have my Round To-it now. :e
 

cpm@

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Developer

Thanks: 878
Messages: 2,086

I will donate before this year ends.

Why?

Because, FreeBSD rocks! Yeeeehaaaa! :D
 

petrek

Member

Thanks: 7
Messages: 41

I haven't, unfortunately all of the payment methods are unreachable for me. But I'm trying to help make FreeBSD better with other means :)

And I have some (completely private) thoughts. Although name says it's Free BSD, we should see it as in freedom, not as a beer. These two are contradictory, and freedom always comes at some price, sometimes even at the highest price. If you get something for free, you don't value it at all, and you're doomed to loose it sooner or later. So I have one suggestion. If you use binary packages try to support FreeBSD at least financially, if you can't, you don't have to use them, there is also a ports tree, so you can at least pay for it with your time and effort. It's worth it, don't you think?
 

cpm@

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Developer

Thanks: 878
Messages: 2,086

Done! Today I finally donated. FreeBSD starts strong the current year!
 

bsdkeith

Active Member


Messages: 122

There are more ways to contribute than by donating money! Contributing in other ways, such as submitting PRs for bugs, writing/correcting documentation, or even being active in the community in general are all helpful and useful things to do. :)
I totally agree with Savagedlight, if you can't afford to send money, please just help out where you can.
 

NewGuy

Well-Known Member

Thanks: 71
Messages: 298

I have donated to the Foundation. I think it is a good idea to support projects that we use, especially if we make a living using them.
 

pwr2srv

New Member

Thanks: 6
Messages: 16

I signed up for a recurring monthly donation. It worked for about two months then stopped but I did not know why. I finally signed up again for the same donation method. When I filled in the expiration date to the card it occurred to me that I had been issued a new card and that is what ended the donation. Anyway, watch your statements and make sure your recurring donations are in fact recurring.
 

trev

Aspiring Daemon

Thanks: 91
Messages: 560

My thread lives ... almost 6 years to the day :)

Yes, even in semi retirement, my annual $US 50 donation is still occurring despite the depressingly unhelpful $US <> $A exchange rate :(
 

jasonvp

Member

Thanks: 4
Messages: 31

Though a potential PITA, any thought by the mods here to add a tag to someone's name, status, or whatever that they donated?
 

cpm@

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Developer

Thanks: 878
Messages: 2,086

We approach Year-end: My donation will come soon for the current year 2015 (MMXV) .

Long live FreeBSD! :beer:
 

leebrown66

Well-Known Member

Thanks: 102
Messages: 296

There's a poll that has only one option - NO :eek:. If there was a YES, at least folk could anonymously make an indication.
Maybe it's just my browser?
 

fnoyanisi

Active Member

Thanks: 97
Messages: 214

Kiwi dollar is not as strong as USD, but I try to donate small/decent amounts (around 20 USD) to FOSS projects, such as LibreOffice and FreeBSD... In the past, I used to donate Wikimedia Foundation every year, but did not so this year (no particular reason).

I also try to contribute with bug reports and likes....

I have been using FOSS - several gnu/linux distros or BSD variants - since late 90s, but FreeBSD project is the one that I embraced most. I want to take this opportunity to thank people who are directly or indirectly contributed to this great project!
 

trev

Aspiring Daemon

Thanks: 91
Messages: 560

There's a poll that has only one option - NO :eek:. If there was a YES, at least folk could anonymously make an indication.
Maybe it's just my browser?
I never included a poll when I started this thread some years ago, and it wasn't there last time I looked, but it is now with just a No option! Weird. As I can edit it, I've added a Yes option as there was no option to simply delete the poll.
 
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