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The FreeBSD Project is indebted to the following donors and would like to publicly thank them here!
Contributors to the central server project:
The following individuals and businesses made it possible for the FreeBSD Project to build a new central server machine, which has replaced freefall.FreeBSD.org at one point, by donating the following items:
ASA Computers donated a Tyan 1662 motherboard.
an NCR 53C875 SCSI controller
The following individuals and businesses have generously contributed direct funding to the project:
Sean Eric Fagan
Don Scott Wilde
Josef C. Grosch
Robert T. Morris
Dmitry S. Kohmanyuk
Laser5 of Japan (a portion of the profits from sales of their various FreeBSD CDROMs).
Fuki Shuppan Publishing Co. donated a portion of their profits from Hajimete no FreeBSD (FreeBSD, Getting started) to the FreeBSD and XFree86 projects.
ASCII Corp. donated a portion of their profits from several FreeBSD-related books to the FreeBSD project.
Yokogawa Electric Corp has generously donated significant funding to the FreeBSD project.
The following individuals and businesses have generously contributed hardware for testing and device driver development/support:
BSDi for providing the Pentium P5-90 and 486/DX2-66 EISA/VL systems that are being used for our development work, to say nothing of the network access and other donations of hardware resources.
Compaq has donated a variety of Alpha systems to the FreeBSD Project. Among the many generous donations are 4 AlphaStation DS10s, an AlphaServer DS20, AlphaServer 2100s, an AlphaServer 4100, 8 500Mhz Personal Workstations, 4 433Mhz Personal Workstations, and more! These machines are used for release engineering, package building, SMP development, and general development on the Alpha architecture.
TRW Financial Systems, Inc. provided 130 PCs, three 68 GB file servers, twelve Ethernets, two routers and an ATM switch for debugging the diskless code.
Dermot McDonnell donated the Toshiba XM3401B CDROM drive currently used in freefall.
<firstname.lastname@example.org> contributed his
floppy tape streamer for experimental work.
<email@example.com> contributed a 2.88
MB floppy drive to the project. This will hopefully increase the pressure for rewriting
the floppy disk driver.
Tekram Technologies sent one each of their DC-390, DC-390U and DC-390F FAST and ULTRA SCSI host adapter cards for regression testing of the NCR and AMD drivers with their cards. They are also to be applauded for making driver sources for free operating systems available from their FTP server ftp://ftp.tekram.com/scsi/FreeBSD/.
Larry M. Augustin contributed not only a Symbios Sym8751S SCSI card, but also a set of data books, including one about the forthcoming Sym53c895 chip with Ultra-2 and LVD support, and the latest programming manual with information on how to safely use the advanced features of the latest Symbios SCSI chips. Thanks a lot!
<kuku@FreeBSD.org> donated an FX120 12 speed
Mitsumi CDROM drive for IDE CDROM driver development.
<firstname.lastname@example.org> donated four various ATM PCI
cards in order to help increase support of these cards as well as help support the
development effort of the netatm ATM stack.
BSDi (formerly Walnut Creek CDROM) has donated almost more than we can say (see the 'About the FreeBSD Project' section of the FreeBSD Handbook for more details). In particular, we would like to thank them for the original hardware used for freefall.FreeBSD.org, our primary development machine, and for thud.FreeBSD.org, a testing and build box. We are also indebted to them for funding various contributors over the years and providing us with unrestricted use of their T1 connection to the Internet.
The interface business GmbH,
Dresden has been patiently supporting Jörg Wunsch
<joerg@FreeBSD.org> who has often preferred
FreeBSD work over paid work, and used to fall back to their (quite expensive) EUnet
Internet connection whenever his private connection became too slow or flaky to work with
Berkeley Software Design, Inc. has contributed their DOS emulator code to the remaining BSD world, which is used in the doscmd command.
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