[Nut-upsdev] A new step in NUT community building - signing up for fiscal hosting!

Jim Klimov jimklimov+nut at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 10:14:31 GMT 2023

Thanks to everybody who has already responded, you are great! :)

As usual, developers are also called up to volunteer, we have a few PRs to
make sense of, test/fix and deem worthy of a merge, as well as that bounty
recently revived for supporting data points in an UPS (see recent ML


On Thu, Feb 2, 2023 at 3:43 PM Jim Klimov <jimklimov+nut at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
>   For decades, the NUT project ran without any formal entity or a "money
> purse" of its own. This proved to be a somewhat limiting factor, since paid
> services like DNS have to be covered by maintainers (as in ancient times,
> when city celebrations were paid by randomly elected officials personally),
> and some other services like hosting for the NUT CI farm have to be
> solicited "Please let us crash here for free, until we can thank you back!"
> In fact, over time some sponsorships were proposed here and there, but
> without a legal entity to talk to, corporations could not help much.
>   So to cut it short, the Network UPS Tools project has now signed up with
> Open Source Collective as a fiscal host (it is a US non-profit
> organization, although not a charity of tax-deductible sort), and we are
> setting up a GitHub Sponsors integration as well.
>   Feel welcome to eventually review the goals or chip in at:
> * https://opencollective.com/networkupstools
> * https://github.com/sponsors/networkupstools
>   As always, practical help is also welcome - whether with our
> neigh-infinite backlog of great ideas to improve, generalize and
> de-duplicate code, or with new features and integrations, or with
> driver/protocol updates, or with making documentation friendlier to
> newcomers - you name it!
> On behalf of NUT maintainers,
> Jim Klimov
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