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Old 04-30-2017, 07:37 AM   #1
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Intel donates $250,000 to FreeBSD Foundation...

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Unlike Linux, BSD can be freely used in a commercial product.

My guess is that they will try to influence FreeBSD developement, like RedHat has with pulse audio & systemd on Linux.

(They have made 'donations' to BSD before, & if I remember right, all their own (computer servers) run BSD.)
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FreeBSD Foundation's board of directors is mostly academics and UNIX veterans, not a collection of corporate reps. Donating to the foundation does not mean a green light to shoehorning whatever you like into FreeBSD - but it does help to fund projects which might be focused on specific things such as improving support for certain hardware.

MS, facebook, google, et al have all donated large sums in the past.

The Linux Foundation situation is completely different, it's mainly HP, IBM, Intel, Oracle, Cisco, MS, NEC, Qualcomm/Atheros, Fujitsu, Samsung, Hitachi, etc who bankroll the project and have their reps on the board of directors. The foundation in turn has people like Torvalds and Kroah-Hartman on the payroll.
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