WhatsApp-CEO donates 800,000 euros to the FreeBSD Foundation




The FreeBSD Foundation received a donation of $ 1 million from Jan Koum, CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp. It is converted to a sum of 800,000 euros. He is thus responsible for the largest donation since the establishment of the organization

FreeBSD 10.0 It is unclear what exactly will happen with the money; the organization has established a team to address the issue. The aim is that the effects of the donation for years to remain visible. Thus, the rate of growth of the organization should be promoted, opening up new opportunities and other services. It is unknown how it will look like in practice.

Koum has via Facebook donation are discussed. The founder and CEO of WhatsApp wants to throw his own words a light on the good work of the FreeBSD Foundation. Everyone would benefit from the continued existence of the open source operating because other people than have the same opportunities as he has been in the past.

The CEO also gives an example on the basis of his past. At the end of the 90’s was his favorite FreeBSD operating system. Koum time had not much money and the operating system earned him a job at Yahoo! since they also made use of it. FreeBSD is still used as Koum to keep the servers WhatsApp.


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