OpenBSD Foundation recently published an announcement, confirming that they have received a donation of CAD350,000, which is about CNY1.95 million from the Chinese smartphone company Smartisan.

This is reportedly the largest donation received by OpenBSD by far.

Smartisan has been donating to open source projects since 2014. In 2014, Smartisan donated all ticket income of its launch meeting to OpenSSL Foundation; in 2015, the company donated ticket income of its launch meeting to open source project OpenResty; and from 2016 to 2018, the company donated ticket income of its launch meeting to OpenSSL Foundation and OpenBSD Foundation.

This year, Smartisan decided to donate some of its revenue to OpenBSD.

OpenBSD said that they appreciate the generous support of Smartisan. The donation will provide fund to OpenBSD and its related projects in the next few years.

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