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Re: OpenBSD project support idea
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: OpenBSD project support idea
- From: Chris Hedemark <chris_(_at_)_yonderway_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2003 11:16:15 -0400
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On Saturday, April 19, 2003, at 11:01 AM, Joshua Steele wrote:
So go ahead and do it inside of your company/corporation. Fooling
people into donating money is not what OpenBSD is about...the best
about openbsd: no bullshit to deal with.
The project cannot on one hand cry about loss of funding and on the
other hand reject all suggestions on how to increase funding. There
are likely many sysadmins and consultants here who can only personally
afford to send in ~$100 per year and some hardware now and then. But
given an attractive option to put in front of corporate management,
that $100 per person can turn into thousands. If only a few dozen
people take advantage of this at their workplace, it could mean paying
one or more developers to work full time on OpenBSD for a year.
I believe the Red Hat corporation is selling more than just linux.
As a sysadmin in (what is today) a Red Hat shop, I would beg to differ.
They *claim* to sell support. What they are really selling is just
Linux priced in a way that makes it easier for managers to swallow.
If you want to help OpenBSD, stop using it in your company/corporation.
Refuse to use any open source software for 6 months, or maybe even a
During that time, gather some figures up, and then back to your bosses
and tell them how much they spent, and how much they could of saved.
This is a great way to get fired and tarnish your reputation in the
local job market.
Heck, I've been kicking around a few ideas of my own for running my own
business. I've got plenty of warehouse and office space already
(family has owned some commercial/industrial property in the
Philadelphia area for 80+ years). Maybe I'll make a go of it. Of
course, if I do it, the project will only get a percentage of the $$.
If the project does it directly, they get 100% (minus minimal overhead).
War is Terrorism with a Bigger Budget.
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