Subject: Thank you for your donations!
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
Date: 07/19/2005 09:05:35
Thanks to the generous response of the NetBSD community, the NetBSD
Foundation is pleased to announce a hardware infrastructure upgrade.
Responding to a special request issued a month ago in this mailing
list and widely disseminated, almost 300 contributors donated
approximately $27,000 to help modernize and improve our service
We used your donations to purchase five new machines; three of
those machines will be added to our nightly build infrastructure
and two of those machines will become anonymous cvs servers.
These machines cost the foundation approximately $18,000 and have
the following specifications:
Anonymous CVS servers (two machines)
2 CPU [2 cpu Opteron 244 (1.8GHz)]
8 GB Memory (8 x 1GB PC3200 DDR 400MHz ECC memory)
150 GB Disk (4 SATA 36.7GB 10K RPM drives)
Build Servers (three machines)
4 CPU [2 cpu (dual core) Opteron 265 (1.8GHz)]
4 GB Memory (4 x 1GB PC3200 DDR 400MHz ECC memory)
210 GB Disk (3 SATA 74GB 10K RPM 8MB Raptor drives)
The two anonymous CVS servers will quadruple the capacity of the
current service and improve its reliability. The three new build
servers will allow us to build the two supported release tags and
the head continuously, providing binaries for all architectures
every two days, while also greatly expanding our ability to provide
popular binary packages.
As an all-volunteer effort, the NetBSD Foundation has no paid staff
and no administrative overhead. All donations are used strictly
in support of the project. The remaining funds will be used towards
more hardware purchases as needed and to pay tax preparation fees.
(If you know an accountant who would would like to help the project
by assisting us next year with our tax filing, please let us know.)
We would like to express our gratitude to everyone who donated,
and to those who spread the word on our behalf. Each contributor
has received a contribution receipt and the option to be listed in
our donors page. If you have contributed and did not get a receipt,
please send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the NetBSD Project
The NetBSD Project is an international collaborative effort of a
large group of people, to produce a freely available and redistributable
UNIX-like operating system. In addition to our own work, NetBSD
contains a variety of other free software, including 4.4BSD Lite
from the University of California, Berkeley.
The NetBSD Foundation is a non-profit organization as per section
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are 100%
For more information, see the NetBSD worldwide web home page,
On behalf of The Board of Directors of the NetBSD Foundation, Inc.