We took a kind of a long break from blogging, but we’re back, and this post proves that the reports of our company blog’s death have been greatly exaggerated. So, good to be back, and we have a little announcement to make.
Our company has been in operation for nearly eight years, and through all that time we have mostly been using free and open source sortware. We have been using it both as tools in our work environment, and as platforms on which to build solutions for our clients. Free and open source software has always served us well and helped us develop more easily.
Now, we would like to give something back to the creators of open source software, who often work driven purely by passion and receive no compensation for their time and efforts, even though their work is used by thousands or even millions of users. We have decided that each month we will be donating a little amount of money to an open source project or an organization that promotes free and open source software.
We start this initiative with a donation to the FreeBSD Foundation, which supports the development of the FreeBSD operating system. We have been running FreeBSD on our company servers since the beginning of our existence (and at this very moment FreeBSD is serving you this post).
However, there’s more to life than just software, so we have decided that every month we will also donate the same amount of money to another good cause, not related to software. Today we are supporting “Przystan Ocalenie”, an animal rescue centre devoted to saving horses sold to slaughterhouses, and providing shelter for many animals that have suffered from human cruelty.
Best wishes to the FreeBSD Foundation crew and to all the people and animals at “Przystan Ocalenie”.