Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Help the blowfish to keep swimming

Been planning to do this for a long time, finally did it today.

If you follow OpenBSD, all their development happens in Hackathon's held mostly in Canada,for this they fly in people from around the world and get them together under one roof and hack away at code..either OpenBSD or OpenSSH or any part of the BSD subsystem which requires attention.

One such Hackathon

Something happened in 2003,basically Theo went ahead and made anti-Iraq remarks and DARPA cut off their funding to one of the projects the OpenBSD team was involved with.

Today OpenBSD needs funds to continue the hackathon-culture.The CD sales have dried up and as people prefer to use the FTP mirrors instead.The project's unofficial press releaseon the project's finances and the release of OpenBSD 3.9.
So I ordered a tee-shirt from OpenBSD.org . Here it is

Costs $25 + shipping but worth it,and it's for a good cause.

It's a not a big amountand OpenBSD CD's are worthless to me(for now ) and I'm not an IT manager to donate money but the tee is a small way of saying Thank You for their work on OpenSSH which basically makes my life complete. :)

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2 Comments:

At 10:39 PM, March 22, 2006, Anonymous Prashanth said...

why doesnt this post render well on Liferea?

 
At 10:43 AM, March 23, 2006, Blogger Toufeeq said...

Liferea is broken :P

 

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