On 11 July 2015, we announced a Call For Donations. The community has been very gracious towards us. As of today, we have now exceeded our goal. We are grateful to each and every one of our donors, no matter the amount they contributed or in what form. HardenedBSD is growing and we need all the help we can get. We would especially like to thank Xinuos and ISC for their sizable contributions.
Here's what we've managed to do so far with the donations provided:
- Replace two failing hard drives in the package building server along with ordering two extra for hot spares.
- Purchase multiple ARM and ARM64 development boards for porting and testing efforts.
- Minor expenses for conferences.
- Hosting expenses.
- Other hardware replacement and acquisition.
In January of 2016, work will start for becoming a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization in the United States. This will mean that US-based donations will be tax-deductible, giving a tangible incentive for donations.
We couldn't have done all of this had it not been for all the generous contributions, large and small. Even though we've reached our goal, we're still accepting donations. The more that comes in, the more that we can accomplish. We look forward to the coming year and the advancements we'll make.