So a friend pointed something out to me on the OpenSSH website. They’re complaining that a number of large companies have never donated a dime “despite numerous requests.”
The first line of their site reads as (emphasis theirs):
OpenSSH is a FREE version of the SSH connectivity tools that technical users of the Internet rely on.
The very last line on the same page reads as:
In the 10 years since the inception of the OpenSSH project, these companies have contributed not even a dime of thanks in support of the OpenSSH project (despite numerous requests).
Meanwhile, the changelog for this open source program contains a number of entries from a few of the mentioned companies. Isn’t this how open source software is supposed to work?