December 12, 2012

Astute readers of our blog know that The FreeBSD Foundation’s annual year-end fundraisingdrive began last week. Every year over 50% of our donations arrive during this campaign. We were thus surprised by coverage on Slashdot and Hacker News suggesting that we werebehind in our fundraising goal. We’d never turn down additional news coverage of our work raising funds in support of the FreeBSD project, of course, but remain confident in our fundraising target.

This massive increase in small donations will set a new record for individual donors in a single year. The readership of these sites has been instrumental to this success. You’ll also be glad to know that the news article triggered a number of further corporate contributions from FreeBSD consumers. Our hard work is not done, however. We still have $195,000 left to go to meet our target this year–or exceed it!

Look forward to more news soon. . .