Thank GNUs, 1999

This list was recently revised as of 2000-12-15, and a number of donations from late 1998 were added to the list for the first time. We apologize for our oversight! If your listing is incorrect, or if you are listed here when you asked to remain anonymous, please email us and we will correct the problem.

1999 Supporters

Large Donations

The Free Software Foundation acknowledges Cordelia Corporation for its generous grant of $100,000 to establish the Free Software Clearinghouse and On-line Catalog.

The Free Software Foundation acknowledges IDG World Expo Corporation for its award of the $25,000 IDG/Linus Torvalds Community Award.

Corporate Sponsor

IBM Corporation

Patrons ($5000 or more)

AT Computing (Netherlands)
Axis Communications (Sweden)
IDG World Expo
Patmos International
Stichting NLnet (Netherlands)
VA Linux Systems
Yutaka Niibe (Japan)

Sustaining Contributors ($1000 to $4999)

Bala Coomandur
Daedalus World Wide
David Baum
David W. Ignat
Donald and Jill Knuth
ECC2-97 Crackers
EMC Corporation
Frank Kasper & Associates, Inc.
Herbert O. Wolfe Foundation
Hiroo Yamagata (Japan)
IKARIOS (France)
James Robinson
Kazuhisa Ichikawa (Japan)
Kyoto Micro Computer (Japan)
Larry Breyer and Thuy-Linh Chu
Lynn H. Quam
Nihon Sun User Group (Japan)
Nord Family Foundation
O'Reilly & Associates
PacifiCorp Foundation, designated by David Boswell
Paul Eggert
Perforce Software, on behalf of Doug Jefferys
Radio Computing Services Charitable Foundation
Radio Computing Services employees
Rich Waters and Mary Ann Hauck
Server Corporation
Shinobu Unakami (Japan)
Silicon Engineering
Terence O'Gorman (Ireland)
The Charles W. Sugnet Fund at the Boston Foundation
Toshiba Corporation
United Way contributors
Whitecross Systems (United Kingdom)

Contributors ($500 to $999)

Ali Bahrami
Bruce E. Peterson
Coalescent Technologies (Canada)
Donald B. Marti
Douglas Lewan
Eckardt & Braun Unix Consultants (Germany)
GNU/Linux Cluster CLOWN '98 (Germany)
Guddland Digital (Luxembourg)
"Linux Complete" GNOME User's Guide authors
Markus Rost
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Matz
Pacific HiTech
Paul W. Reich
PFU America
Philip Sackinger
Ravi Sompalli
Sun Microsystems Matching Gift Program
Vancouver GNU/Linux Users' Group (Canada)

Supporters ($100 to $499)

Aaron M. Renn
Andrew Kuchling
Anonymous donors at Atlanta Linux Showcase, Oct. 1999
Anonymous Donors at GNU Distribution, Europe
Anonymous donors at Linux World, San Jose, Aug. 1999
Anonymous donors at the Univ. of Alaska-Anchorage, Sept. 1999
Anthony P. Joseph
Aristide S. Gola
Arnold Robbins and SSC
Balaji Srinivasan
Bill Schell
Bonsai Software, Inc.
Borwankar Research
Brian Lee Ivey
Bruce M. Beach
Carl Wall
Charles J. Hubbard
Charles Kozloff
Chien-Chung Liu
Christopher Browne
Christopher C. Tan
Cisco Foundation Matching Gifts Program
Clark D. Mikkelsen
CSA Engineering, Inc.
Dan C. Carroll
David G. McKenzie
David W. Gould
Donald J. Tansey
Donald Patterson
Don L. Scarborough
Douglas J. Swanson
Earthweb, on behalf of Hildo Biersma
Edelsys Computing
Eric R. Smith
Faximum Software (Canada)
Felix M. Finch
Frank S. Yawitz (Israel)
Garry T. Williams
Gary Sowers
Gary Wong
George L. Gerstein
GNU Go Tournament Prize
Greg J. Wolff
Hanan M. Herzog
Harold G. Corwin, Jr.
Hitech Systems
Howard Golden
IAESTE Vienna, Vienna University of Technology (Austria)
James M. Campbell
Jan Theodore Galkowski
Jesse Vincent
Jim Partan
Joe Provo, RSVC
John A. DeRosa
John A. Jensen
John Fitzgerald
John J. Heil
John Ramsdell
John Tobey
Jonas Oberg
Judith Lisbie Hawkins
Kouichi Kimura (Japan)
Krishna Kunchithapadam
Lacks Stores
Laurent Aries (France)
Lee Alan Shombert
Lehman Brothers Gift Matching Program
Lewis and Bernice Lipkin
Lex Romanczuk
Louis Miller
Makito Yagi (Japan)
Manyong Lee (Korea)
Marianne Bitler
Mark E. Curran
Mark Novak
Mark Rustad
Matteo Frigo
Michael Berbaum
Michael McGraw
Microsoft Matching Gifts Program
Nancy Blachman and David DesJardins
NDC Health Information Services (Canada)
Neal Walfield
O'Reilly Japan (Japan)
Paul D. von Behren
Paul L. Beale
Philip Morris Matching Gift Center
Pierre Forestier (France)
Poplar Software Design
Quentin H. Iorio
Reto Stamm (Ireland)
Richard D. Schultz
Richard L. Schmeidler
Richard W. Artz
Robert A. Biersack
Robert McDonald
Ronald J. Perrella
Russell Senior
San Minh Le
Sean C. Medina
Sergey Bratus
Seth and Kimberly Glattstein
Smarts Pty (Australia)
Soren Dalsgaard (Denmark)
Steven P. Willner
Theodore B. Ruegsegger
The Written Word
Thien-Thi Nguyen
Thouis Raymond Jones
Toshinori Endo and Shuwa Systems (Japan)
Trevor Little
Tumbleweed Electron Wranglers
United Way of St. Cloud, MN
Vance Petree
Vicraj Thomas
Walter A. Rentschler
Warren P. Reier
Wayne R. Schlitt
Wayne Steffner
Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Hayes
Westley Sherman
William D. Arnold
William Fitzpatrick
William Kint
Xilinx Matching Gift Program

Smaller Donors

Thanks also to the multitude who made smaller donations.