Can the FreeBSD community meet the goal by donating via PayPal (click on the "donate" image)? I just donated $100 to the Foundation via PayPal, so the amount is no bigger than $30,300 now. If you donate, post a reply here!
If you're wondering what the Foundation does, the new newsletter reports that it:
- sponsors events like AsiaBSDCon
- purchases hardware for developers to write drivers, etc.
- contributes to the performance cluster
- sponsors developers to code SMPng
- supports bringing Java 5 to FreeBSD
The Foundation seems to be taking a much more active and public role, which will be publicly visible in a new Web site on 1 January.
Update: If you do donate via PayPal, be sure to specify a "shipping address." The FreeBSD Foundation treasurer informed me via email that the IRS requires the Foundation to mail a receipt to every contributor. I neglected to do so, so I replied with my address via email.