Subject: fundraising?
To: None <>
From: Dieter <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
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?