Normally this list is used to announce new releases of ReactOS operating
system, however this time is an exception. There is a significant, rare
event which I would like to get your attention to.
ReactOS Fundraiser 2012.
The ReactOS Project has engaged in several fundraising efforts in the
past, and thanks to their success and non-monetary donations, an
<http://www.reactos.org/en/Infrastructure.html> was developed and
deployed, and is being continuously improved.
Donations have also helped developers travel to several conferences and
events to promote and present ReactOS. These presentations were crucial
in drawing attention to the project and often helped spur further donations.
This year we want to do something different, something even grander.
ReactOS is quite close to transitioning to beta testing and we are
constantly improving the development process itself. However for many
core developers ReactOS remains a hobby in which they participate in
their spare time as all have other real life obligations to meet. All of
the developers are extremely skilled and every contribution they make
helps significantly improve ReactOS' quality.
For the first time ever, the ReactOS Foundation seeks to go beyond the
usual small fundraising campaigns aimed at paying infrastructure
expenses. We wish to raise money
<http://www.reactos.org/en/foundation_donate.html> *to formally hire as
many core developers as possible*, to work on the project they believe
in, the project they've been working on, to transform a hobby into a job
so they can dedicate all of their time to the ReactOS project.
In light of the significant advances the project enjoyed thanks to work
done as part of Google's Summer of Code 2011, it became even more
obvious that the fastest way to accelerate the development of ReactOS is
by directly funding developers to contribute to ReactOS. As such, the
project is reaching out to our many fans and believers to help make this
Together, we can make ReactOS into a true competitor and alternative for
computer users worldwide.
ReactOS Project Coordinator
Official news text: http://www.reactos.org/en/news_page_75.html (other
languages may be available)
ReactOS Fundraising Campaign 2012 Progress bar (updated daily):
http://www.reactos.org on top of the page.
Donation page: http://www.reactos.org/en/foundation_donate.html (other
languages may have country-specific ways of donation)
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