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Simple Machines Blogs => SMF Team Blog => Topic started by: HoTmetal on April 01, 2007, 11:09:53 PM

Title: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: HoTmetal on April 01, 2007, 11:09:53 PM
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 (http://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/news/release_view.asp?news%5Fitem%5Fid=84&app%5Fhdr=)
Title: Re: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: Killer Possum on April 02, 2007, 12:23:14 AM
Wow! That's really cool!!! Congrats. :)
Title: Re: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: Elmacik on April 02, 2007, 04:28:02 AM
Really very good news.
Very nice to see open projects (especially like SMF) are supported by big companies like GoDaddy.
Go SMF :)
Title: Re: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: Harro on April 02, 2007, 04:31:43 AM
Impressive!
Wonder if they donated to phpBB, MyBB,.. as well ;)
Title: Re: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: Elmacik on April 02, 2007, 04:37:11 AM
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? :) )
Title: Re: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: Harro on April 02, 2007, 04:39:53 AM
A bit ;)
This is just another confirmation about the quality of SMF, the great forum, the great support,...
Title: Re: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: findallinone on April 02, 2007, 09:30:58 AM
Good,congrats to SMF and JOOMLA.
Title: Re: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: metallica48423 on April 02, 2007, 09:41:18 AM
good to hear :)
Title: Re: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: Gary on April 02, 2007, 10:58:43 AM
Money, Money, Money, it's so funny, in a rich mans world!

hehe

Good to hear.

-ALM
Title: Re: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: Harro on April 02, 2007, 02:46:53 PM
And how will the money be used?
Title: Re: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: metallica48423 on April 02, 2007, 02:54:11 PM
Amy should buy us all cookies ;)
Title: Re: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: Harro on April 02, 2007, 03:55:13 PM
Great idea :D
Title: Re: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: Daniel15 on April 02, 2007, 11:16:59 PM
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 ;)
Title: Re: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: Bigguy on April 02, 2007, 11:31:41 PM
Very nice. Glad to hear SMF is making such an impact. :)
Title: Re: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: Daniel Marquard on April 03, 2007, 12:54:56 PM
Quote from: http://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/news/release_view.asp?news%5Fitem%5Fid=84GoDaddy.comĀ® 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.
Title: Not to be confused
Post by: Grudge on April 03, 2007, 02:13:38 PM
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.
Title: Re: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: metallica48423 on April 03, 2007, 03:37:32 PM
open source != open development
Title: Re: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: Joshua Dickerson on April 03, 2007, 04:24:17 PM
http://www.simplemachines.org/about/opensource.php
Title: Re: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: Isaac on April 03, 2007, 05:02:37 PM
Congratulations SMF!  :)
Title: Re: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: judymcl on April 14, 2007, 04:59:33 PM
Wonderful news! Congratulations!
Title: Re: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: SticKer on May 13, 2007, 08:53:23 AM
wow thats really good to hear
Title: Re: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: Thephatrican on May 15, 2007, 03:23:01 PM
Not sure if you noticed this but on that Go Daddy Advertisement, if your mouse hovers over it, It says Goi Daddy, instead of Go Daddy.
Title: Re: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: HoTmetal on May 15, 2007, 03:35:00 PM
Quote from: Thephatrican on May 15, 2007, 03:23:01 PM
Not sure if you noticed this but on that Go Daddy Advertisement, if your mouse hovers over it, It says Goi Daddy, instead of Go Daddy.

"I" its a new trend. I-pod, iGoogle, Go I-G Daddy j/k

Thanks for the catch, we'll fix asap
Title: Re: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: Skhilled on August 09, 2007, 07:56:35 AM
This is good news, especially, since I host my domains with GoDaddy. I haven't had any problems ever with them. I have noticed a significant amount of advertising from them lately.
Title: Re: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: shadow82x on August 09, 2007, 11:04:41 AM
Very great news! I was going to get my domain elsewhere but than I heard that godaddy donated a lot of money I went there. :P
Title: Re: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: Tristan Perry on August 09, 2007, 06:53:19 PM
This is great to hear :) I wondered what the banners were all about (well, how much was donated :-[), although it's good to see that it is a serious move by GoDaddy :)
Title: Re: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: Nordoelum on August 12, 2007, 06:39:06 PM
Congratulation to both Joomla! and SMF :) Fully deserved...
Title: Re: A Special Thanks to Go Daddy.
Post by: Xarcell on September 11, 2007, 10:40:26 PM
It's great to see a large internet entity like godaddy make a donation to this community. Makes me think better of them :P