Debian Donates to Support GNOME Patent DefenseOn Mon 28 October 2019 with tags debian gnome patent trolls fundraising donation
Written by Sam Hartman
Translations: es fr it sv
Today, the Debian Project pledges to donate $5,000 to the GNOME Foundation in support of their ongoing patent defense. On October 23, we wrote to express our support for GNOME in an issue that affects the entire free software community. Today we make that support tangible.
"This is bigger than GNOME," said Debian Project Leader Sam Hartman. "By banding together and demonstrating that the entire free software community is behind GNOME, we can send a strong message to non-practicing entities (patent trolls). When you target anyone in the free software community, you target all of us. We will fight, and we will fight to invalidate your patent. For us, this is more than money. This is about our freedom to build and distribute our software."
"We're incredibly grateful to Debian for this kind donation, and also for their support," said Neil McGovern, Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation. "It's been heartening to see that when free software is attacked in this way we all come together on a united front."
If GNOME needs more money later in in this defense, Debian will be there to support the GNOME Foundation. We encourage individuals and organizations to join us and stand strong against patent trolls.
Imagination accelerates Debian development for 64-bit MIPS CPUsOn Wed 18 May 2016 with tags imagination donation mips debian
Written by Laura Arjona Reina
The SDNA-7130 (Software Defined Network Appliance) platforms are developed by Rhino Labs, a leading provider of high-performance data security, networking, and data infrastructure solutions.
With these new devices, the Debian project will have access to a wide range of 32- and 64-bit MIPS-based platforms.
Debian MIPS ports are also possible thanks to donations from the aql hosting service provider, the Eaton remote controlled ePDU, and many other individual members of the Debian community.
The Debian project would like to thank Imagination, Rhino Labs and aql for this coordinated donation.
Software Freedom Conservancy needs your support!On Fri 04 December 2015 with tags sfc conservancy fundraising contributing donation
Written by Mehdi Dogguy
Translations: ca es
"Software Freedom Conservancy helps promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects. Conservancy provides a non-profit home and infrastructure for FLOSS projects.", that is how Software Freedom Conservancy defines itself. Organizations like Conservancy allow free software developers to focus on what they do the best by doing copyleft enforcement, taking care of legal aspects and provide many services to its project members.
Last August, Debian and Conservancy announced a partnership and formed the Copyright Aggregation Project where, among other things, Conservancy will be able to hold copyrights for some Debian works and ensure compliance with copyleft so that those works remain in free software.
Recently, Conservancy launched a major fundraising campaign and needs more individual supporters to gain more sustainable and independent funding. This will allow the Conservancy to continue its efforts towards convincing more companies to comply with free software licenses such as the GPL and take legal actions when dialogue turns out to be unsuccessful. Conservancy needs your support now, more than ever!
Improvements in Debian's core infrastructureOn Thu 04 April 2013 with tags announce donation
Written by Ana Guerrero
Thanks to a generous donation by Bytemark Hosting, Debian started deploying machines for its core infrastructure services in a new data center in York, UK.
This hardware and hosting donation will allow the Debian Systems Administration (DSA) team to distribute Debian's core services across a greater number of geographically diverse locations, and improve, in particular, the fault-tolerance and availability of end-user facing services. Additionally, the storage component of this donation will dramatically reduce the storage challenges that Debian currently faces.
- 12 BL495cG5 blades with 2x Opteron 2347 and 64GB RAM each
- 4 BL465cG7 blades with 2x Opteron 6100 series and 128GB RAM each
and several HP Modular Storage Arrays:
- 3 MSA2012sa
- 6 MSA2000 expansion shelves
with 108 drive bays in total, mostly 500GB SATA drives, some 2TB, some 600GB 15kRPM SAS, providing a total of 57 TB.
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