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A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.

Started by An-Old_User, April 01, 2007, 11:09:53 PM

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A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.

The SMF Team received some exciting news recently. Domain Registrar Go Daddy donated a significant amount of money to the SMF project. Simple Machines would like to publicly thank Go Daddy here on our forums for their support.

"The open source community really helped make the Internet what it is today," said Warren Adelman, President and COO of GoDaddy.com. "These projects help millions of Web users everyday and we are grateful to groups like Joomla and Simple Machines for moving open source initiatives forward."


"We've made great strides in our [short] three year existence. A donation of this magnitude from Go Daddy is further validation of just how much our software has impacted the open source community," says Project Manager Amacythe of Simple Machines LLC.

We are thrilled to see Go Daddy reach out to the open source community. As an added thanks, we've put up a special "Thank You Go Daddy banner". Just our way of letting them know their donation was much appreciated.

For those interested, you can see the press release at Go Daddy's website.
WORLD'S DOMAIN NAME & HOSTING LEADER BACKS OPEN SOURCE COMMUNITY

Killer Possum

Wow! That's really cool!!! Congrats. :)

Elmacik

Really very good news.
Very nice to see open projects (especially like SMF) are supported by big companies like GoDaddy.
Go SMF :)
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Harro

Impressive!
Wonder if they donated to phpBB, MyBB,.. as well ;)

Elmacik

April 02, 2007, 04:37:11 AM #4 Last Edit: April 02, 2007, 04:44:37 AM by Elmacik
Quote from: Harro on April 02, 2007, 04:31:43 AM
Impressive!
Wonder if they donated to phpBB, MyBB,.. as well ;)

In the press release, they (GoDaddy) mention only Joomla and SMF. Nothing else.
(Was yours a sarcasm? :) )
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Harro

A bit ;)
This is just another confirmation about the quality of SMF, the great forum, the great support,...

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Quote from: Harro on April 02, 2007, 02:46:53 PM
And how will the money be used?
Probably paying to servers and stuff, but I have no idea (I'm just guessing).
Managing the money is the job of the Project Managers ;)
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Bigguy

Very nice. Glad to hear SMF is making such an impact. :)

Daniel Marquard

Quote from: http://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/news/release_view.asp?news%5Fitem%5Fid=84GoDaddy.com® is giving back to the Internet community by supporting open source applications with cash donations of $10,000 each.

Quote from: http://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/news/release_view.asp?news%5Fitem%5Fid=84Simple Machines Forum ... received the donations from GoDaddy.com to assist in further development of their applications.

How is this possible?  If I remember correctly, SMF is not open source.

Grudge

SMF is open source in the core understanding (all source is distributed with the product and can be modified). We simply have a custom licence which does not allow distribution by others. You dont need an osi license to be open source.
I'm only a half geek really...

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