March 23, 2007; 03:05 AM
GoDaddy.com® is giving back to the Internet community by supporting open source applications with cash donations of $10,000 each.
Joomla, a Content Management System and Simple Machines Forum, an online community forum, received the donations from GoDaddy.com to assist in further development of their applications.
are delighted that Go Daddy decided to donate to an open source project
like Joomla," said Shayne Bartlett of Joomla.org. "It's refreshing to
see a big tech company supporting Joomla's ambitions. Donations like Go
Daddy's go a long way to covering resource costs and our continued
The open source community is founded on developers
sharing code for the enhancement and further development of various
applications. The projects are free to use. Anyone with the ability to
program can customize or create new features for the product.
Typically, open source projects are funded solely by donations from
those who use or support the product. These initiatives need funding
for everything from hardware purchases and testing to communication and
“We’re excited to see Go Daddy set this example,”
said Amacythe, Project Manager of Simple Machines. “Hopefully, the
financial support will inspire other big donations too.”
open source community really helped make the Internet what it is
today,” said Warren Adelman, President and COO of GoDaddy.com. “These
projects help millions of Web users everyday and we are grateful to
groups like Joomla and Simple Machines for moving open source
Go Daddy® aids the open source community
beyond financial contributions. One way is by offering a free one-year
SSL Certificate to all open source projects that meet the requirements.
Go Daddy also makes it easy to install a number of high quality open
source applications within its Metropolis Hosting Community.
Hosting Community is a shared-hosting resource center which allows
users to pick and choose applications that will fit their needs.
Metropolis also features a user review and feedback section, allowing
individuals to interact with other hosting customers and share personal
experiences regarding specific applications.
For more information about Joomla, visit www.Joomla.org
For more information about Simple Machines Forum, visit: www.SimpleMachines.org
For more information about Metropolis and free SSL Certificates, visit www.GoDaddy.com