FreeBSD Developer Sponsorship
A few email notes made for someone looking for funding to do
full time FreeBSD associated development work:
(& No, before you ask, I have zero cash myself, I'm a
freelance who'se in a similar boat (could do with more BSD work
too :-) )
The X-Windows Consortium used to fund some X work I think. By
analogy maybe there's now enough corporate use of BSD to start
something similar for BSD ? Some work like ia64/gcc presumably
could be sponsored by an All-BSD Consortium/ Foundation if one were
to be formed.
I've no idea about the ia64, but if it happens to use resilient
gold flashed steel pin connectors (VME style), & not cheap gold
flashed PCB edge connectors like Intel/AMD based ISA/PCI/EISA boards,
then maybe some companies manufacturing reliable hardware might be
interested. There have been some big users & big budgets mentioned
in last 6 months, ask [first name forgoten] Watson re Trusted BSD etc?
People with ideas or who may know of money, if only elsewhere:
- FreeBSD Inc, Jordan Hubbard & David Greenman
- FreeBSD Foundation bod@FreeBSDFoundation.org
Subject: The FreeBSD Foundation -- an introduction
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 05:34:59 -0700 (PDT)
- Look on http://www.freebsd.org, see where it says `donations
welcome' & ask ideas of whoever's on the receiving end :-)
- Ask FSF.Org/GNU.org if they have any GCC funding available, can drum
any up for ia64 cpu, or can suggest contacts where you might.
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 12:48:21 -0800
From: Wes Peters wes_ERASE@softweyr.com
Organization: Softweyr LLC
Daemon News is interested in sponsoring work like this. We have a
pet contract management office available to us so you could become a
regular employee with salary and benefits if you wish. I'm not sure of
our contract managers experience in contracting outside North America, I
know he has managed contracts from Canada, USA contracts with Canadian
workers, and at least one contract in Mexico with a USA worker. Welcome
to the United States of NAFTA.
We have been quite unsuccessful at finding any such contracts; in the
current (USA) economy the number of companies looking to do basic FreeBSD
infrastructure development work can be counted on the fingers of your left
I believe FreeBSD Mall is also interested in such work, but solely on
FreeBSD. Not a problem for Marcel, of course.