FreeBSD Could Miss Year End Funding Target By Nearly 50%The FreeBSD Foundation is still looking for donors who can help the organization to reach its 2013 funding target of $500,000.
At the time of this writing, donation stood at just over $260,000, growing at a pace of about $2,000 per day.
The foundation will need a major push to double the current amount until the end of the year and allow it to offer FreeBSD free of charge. Deb Goodkin, Secretary and Treasurer of The FreeBSD Foundation said that the funding not only goes toward development projects, but also education and marketing, sponsoring of BSD conferences, legal expenses and hardware purchases.
The first version of FreeBSD was released in 1993, with the latest release being FreeBSD 9.0, which was published in January 2012.
Donations to the FreeBSD Foundation can be submitted here.
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