To: None <email@example.com>
From: Dieter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/27/2005 10:47:06
> almost 300 contributors donated approximately $27,000
> five new machines
> quadruple the capacity
> As an all-volunteer effort, the NetBSD Foundation has no paid staff
I haven't seen NetBSD's budget, but it sounds like the above
is a major improvement.
Given a small budget and being all-volunteer, what NetBSD has
accomplished is pretty amazing.
A lot of large organizations are looking into free/open source
OSes, because they are have lower total cost of ownership
and/or because they are higher quality than a certain virus server
that calls itself an OS.
What could NetBSD do to get companies, governments (Brazil, China,
various cities, ...), etc. to consider using, and contributing to, NetBSD?