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Date:      Sat, 19 Nov 2016 18:48:14 +1030
From:      Shane Ambler <FreeBSD@ShaneWare.Biz>
To:        Matthew Seaman <>,
Subject:   Re: Microsoft announced it is joining The Linux Foundation?
Message-ID:  <45433e53-38c3-776a-a3d6-7594974dc4c9@ShaneWare.Biz>
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On 19/11/2016 10:39, Frank Shute wrote:

> The guy who built WhatsApp bunged the FreeBSD Foundation a million bucks when
> he cashed out, by way of thanks.
> Perhaps you could remind me of how much money Microsoft have given us?

MS is OpenBSD's first gold sponsor - by donating an undisclosed sum
that was between 25,000 and 50,000 - which was "in recognition of it's
role in supporting the OpenSSH project" - this appears to be payback
for them adding ssh to their windows powershell.

For FreeBSD, MS builds and supports a distribution of FreeBSD and
contributes some code.

I guess the BSD community isn't worth the big fanfare to promote them
making a donation. More to the point is that BSD was probably a quiet
test bed to see what reaction they would get by starting to contribute
to projects in the OSS community.

FreeBSD - the place to B...Software Developing

Shane Ambler

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