Gentoo would like to thank the following companies and organizations who
donate various services and equipment to further the development of Gentoo.
Without these organizations, Gentoo would not be where it is today.
Oregon State University: Open Source Lab (OSUOSL)
Located at Oregon State University
in beautiful Corvallis, Oregon, the Open Source
Lab is a focal point of development, hosting and other assorted services
for the Open Source community.
OSU provides several services to the Gentoo project. In addition to
serving as the primary source mirror for Gentoo, they also provide
colocation space for several Gentoo servers.
provide Gentoo Linux with servers and services which drive our
network of global mirrors. They are a leading Internet Service Provider (ISP)
in the United Kingdom and provide scalable, powerful and affordable hosting
with lots of "geek friendly" extras as standard. They've deployed Gentoo Linux
within their network to provide a flexible solution to difficult problems, such
as providing a network rescue environment for all dedicated hosts.
Hyves provides Gentoo Linux with servers and hosting for the Bugzilla cluster.
They are a cutting-edge European social network, and run
Gentoo on 1800+ servers.
Founded in 2003, Hegerys (formerly Euro-WEB & SD-France) provides advanced
outsourcing solutions; leasing and hosting of dedicated servers; development
and customized services for SME to large corporate clients. Coupled with best
prices and outstanding customers support, Hegerys have over 5,000 customers and
850 managed servers. Hegerys supports the Gentoo project by providing them a
number of powerful dedicated servers coupled with strong IPv6 connectivity.
7L Networks is a leader in Cloud Hosting services, dedicated servers, and
is a leading Toronto
server colocation provider.
7L has been proudly donating server hosting services to Gentoo Linux since
2004. In addition, they donate dedicated servers to CentOS, Linux Mint, Arch
Linux and a number of other open source communities that rely on sponsorship to
TOP-IX & Fastbull
Piemonte Internet eXchange) is a non-profit consortium set up in 2002 with the
aim of creating and managing a NAP (Neutral Access Point) for the exchange of
Internet traffic in North West Italy. Starting from 2006 TOP-IX directly
supports start-ups and entrepreneurial environment with the Development Program.
aims at supporting and promoting opensource
software and free contents by means of mirroring services.
TOP-IX and Fastbull together foster broadband and
open source culture.
DedicatedNOW is an award winning
managed dedicated server provider located on the East Coast (US).
Established in 1997, DedicatedNOW provides managed dedicated servers,
colocation, server security, CDN and a wide range of complex hosting services.
DedicatedNOW provides Gentoo with a dedicated server within its NY-Metro
hotelkatalog24.de is a hotel
catalogue and online travel agency founded in 2003. Today serving 90,000+
hotels with hotel descriptions from 150+ travel businesses, 450,000
hotelreviews and many thousand pictures from the most beautiful travel destinations.
thinex provides IT services for
hotelkatalog24, and run Gentoo on their servers. Together, they support the
ongoing great work of the Gentoo developers and contributors by sponsoring a
server for the community.
Tek Alchemy, Inc., located in Austin, Texas
provides dedicated servers, VPS, managed servers and colocation in the US. They
host many Open Source Projects on dedicated servers including Gentoo. They
cater the the "geek" customer, providing stock or custom hardware, custom
operating system installations or "do it yourself" installations. They offer
dedicated servers with the operating system of your choice, including Gentoo,
Debian, CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora and more.
Indoorcycling.org is the leading expert in Europe for
indoor cycling and
They feature all the major labels and Brands such as Tomahawk, Star Trac and
well as many house-brands. Because they want to focus on our business, they very
much depend on a reliable IT-Infrastructure for our servers, which is provided
by Linux and brought to a very high standard by Gentoo Linux. They welcome the
idea of OpenSource software and are very happy to contribute our small part by
sponsoring the project as a sign of their gratitude to the entire Gentoo
Kartenzia is a young start-up based in germany, providing their
customers with personalized invitations for various occasions like Hochzeitskarten
as well as Weihnachtskarten.
Buchhorn GmbH: Gutscheinexperte, Online Kredit Index, Fern Studiengang
Buchhorn GmbH is a small development shop with diverse interests. They follow
their hearts and personal credos in working to continuously secure the freedom
of Open Source Projects for all users. They greatly appreciate the value of
Gentoo and understand the necessity of supporting both developers and
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gutscheinexperte is a German online coupon portal.
Online Kredit Index
is a German finance service provider.
Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX) is the global leader in hybrid cloud and founder of OpenStack®, the open-source operating system for the cloud. Hundreds of thousands of customers look to Rackspace to deliver the best-fit infrastructure for their IT needs, leveraging a product portfolio that allows workloads to run where they perform best—whether on the public cloud, private cloud, dedicated servers, or a combination of platforms. The company's award-winning Fanatical Support® helps customers successfully architect, deploy, and run their most critical applications. Headquartered in San Antonio, TX, Rackspace operates data centers on four continents. Rackspace is featured on Fortune's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.
LeaseWeb is a leading Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider serving a worldwide portfolio of over 15,000
customers ranging from SMBs to Enterprises. Services include Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Hosting,
Colocation, CDN, and Dedicated Hosting supported by exceptional customer service and technical support.
With more than 60,000 servers under management, LeaseWeb provides infrastructure since 1997. The
company operates 6 data centers in the U.S. and Europe, all of which are backed by a superior worldwide
network with a total capacity of more than 3.5 Tbps.
Hetzner Online AG
Hetzner Online is one of the leading
web hosting companies and data center operators in Germany. They offer powerful
dedicated hosting solutions, managed servers, vServers, colocation, web space,
domains and SSL certificates. Coupled with best prices and outstanding
support, Hetzner Online surpasses customers' expectations around the world.
Hetzner Online supports the Gentoo project with a powerful dedicated
is a German family business specialized in offering rebuilt toner cartridges and
refilled ink cartridges with a two-year warranty. Their focus is on providing
goods from high-quality recyclers whose work is legally compliant.
also sells original products for all types of printers, multifunction devices
Founded in 2001, WebHosting UK offers cheap and affordable Gentoo Linux
Dedicated Servers in UK. Webhosting UK also provides fully managed Shared
hosting, Reseller Hosting, Semi Dedicated Hosting and Virtual Private Servers
with all important features such as 24x7x365 technical support, 99.95% Uptime
Guarantee included as standard.
HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and
institutions globally. HP has over 200 products that ship with open
source software. From client to server to data center, HP is
contributing to hundreds of open source projects every day. For
more information about HP's open source involvement, check out
HP provides R&D resources and has loaned and hosted Alpha and IA64 hardware
for the Gentoo project.
Gentoo would like to thank the following companies and organizations who have
made specific donations to further the development of Gentoo.
is a global leader in multimedia, processor and communication technologies.
The company creates and licenses market-leading IP solutions for graphics,
video and vision, CPU/general purpose processing, multi-standard communications
and connectivity, and cross-platform voice and video communications.
Imagination's MIPS CPU cores and architectures range from solutions for ultra
low-power 32-bit microcontrollers to high-performance 32/64-bit advanced
applications and network processing. MIPS is supported by a broad ecosystem of
tools and software including open source Linux distributions like Gentoo.
Imagination has donated two MIPS64-based Ubiquiti ERLite-3 routers, plus
resources to aid Gentoo in providing up-to-date root file system builds for
Opengear designs and manufactures
next generation console server solutions for secure remote access and control
of network devices such as routers, switches, servers, firewalls,
uninterruptable power supplies, power distribution units and environmental
monitoring devices. The mission of Opengear is to be a leading supplier and
thought leader in open source technologies for infrastructure management and an
innovative developer of next generation console server and power management
solutions. Opengear have donated a number of console servers to Gentoo.
NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) is a market leader in visual
computing technology dedicated to creating products that enhance the
digital media experience on consumer and professional computing
platforms, from desktops and workstations to notebooks and handhelds.
The company's graphics and communications processors have broad market
reach and are incorporated into a wide variety of computing platforms,
including consumer PCs, enterprise PCs, professional workstations,
digital content creation systems, military navigation systems and video
NVIDIA has provided the Gentoo project with numerous AMD
development machines and video cards to further development of Gentoo on the
Athlon XP and Athlon64 platforms.
Cloanto has donated the Amiga Forever CD to support
development and maintenance of Amiga emulation software in Gentoo.
OSTC is the first and largest proprietary
derivatives trading company in Poland. They push the boundaries of global
market electronic trading using Gentoo and Open Source software as a
Genesi is a leading provider of Freescale and IBM PowerPC based
computing products. Genesi's PegasosPPC MicroATX computer is
designed to bring PowerPC technology flexibility and efficiency to the
desktop, low-end server and pervasive market segments at an affordable
price. Beginning with the 2004.3 release, the Open Desktop Workstation
will ship with Gentoo pre-installed.
Genesi has provided many PowerPC based
Workstations to Gentoo. For information about Genesi's
involvement in the Linux Open Source community, please see
DataRescue is the developer of the IDA Pro Disassembler & Debugger,
an essential tool for vulnerability research and hostile binary
analysis. DataRescue runs several of its public servers and its main
internal server on Gentoo Linux.
DataRescue has donated software to the Gentoo Audit Team.
Gentoo would like to extend a special thanks to all of our past sponsors.
If your organization previously has sponsored Gentoo, and was accidently
omitted from the following list, please don't hesitate to contact our
infrastructure team, so that we may recognize you. We've tried to track down
all past sponsors, but a few have been non-responsive to requests, or we simply
didn't know about them from the very early years of the project.
Global Netoptex, Inc.
GNi is a leading provider of customer-centric managed services that extend
their customer's infrastructure and dramatically reduce their customer's total
cost of ownership. They provide the experts, resources and solutions to meet
and exceed their customer's unique on-site and off-site requirements.
Neustar's UltraDNS provides advanced, highly intelligent, and globally scalable
directory service solutions that significantly enhance the performance and
reliability of networks and mission critical information-exchange applications.
Neustar previously provided DNS hosting services to the Gentoo project,
including advanced features including Directional
DNS to provide load-balanced DNS services for our rsync.gentoo.org pool
of rsync servers, and SiteBacker for
server health monitoring and failover capabilities to our core infrastructure
Indiana University (IU)
Indiana University was founded in Bloomington, Indiana in 1820. The
University has since then grown to eight campuses across Indiana, with a
total enrollment reaching 100,000 graduate and undergraduate students. IU
offers 116 academic programs that are ranked in the nation's top 20.
There are over 460,000 IU alumni worldwide.
Indiana University has provided colocation for Gentoo infrastructure servers, as
well as a high volume source and portage mirror.
Department of Physics - University of Trieste
The Physics department at the University of Trieste has provided infrastructure services to the
Gentoo project and hosts all of our mailing lists for several years.
Inverse Path Ltd. is an international consultancy providing design and
implementation of secure network and infrastructures with particular expertise
in open source software. Among its services it offers Gentoo commercial
support for deployment in production environments as well as professional
Inverse Path previously provided a VOIP server for use by Gentoo developers.
Pilosoft provides a multitude of Internet-related services, including DSL connectivity, shared and dedicated web hosting, colocation facilities and customized IP services.
Pilosoft provided bandwidth and colocation services for the Gentoo Linux project.
Southern Nazarene University (SNU)
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal
arts university-a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre
campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges
committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than
25,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world.
SNU provided use of a dedicated server and bandwidth to the Gentoo Linux project.
University of Florida: Open Systems Group
The Open Systems Group at the
University of Florida previously hosted a
small cluster powering the rsync1.us.gentoo.org master mirror service for all
Melior, Inc. provides proven distributed Denial of Service (dDoS) protection
and the industry's only Infrastructure Cloaking technology: the iSecure True
Intrusion Prevention System (TIPSTM)
Melior, Inc. provided the server, bandwidth and colocation facilities for a old
developer account box, main web node, and a dedicated rsync server.
Ethernetworks Germany is specialized on professional networking, internet security solutions as well as shared and dedicated web hosting. Server integration into multi platform business networks is Ethernetworks Deutschland main scope of duties, just as Crossplatform network design including Linux, MacOS X and Windows.
Ethernetworks Germany provided use of a PowerPC G4 along with colocation and bandwidth space for it.
Lumen Software utilizes Gentoo as the base Linux distribution in all our
pre-configured server products. Lumen Software's EzThin Server products
are pre-configured Linux server solutions that provide a complete
solution for the small office to a large scale enterprise organization.
EzThin features pre-installed applications (productivity software,
graphics, etc.), virtual desktops (maintenance free and require no base
OS), remote access, centralized user and user desktop management,
automated server updates and more. Lumen Softwares development has
focused on creating an environment that allows organizations to take
advantage of the full benefits of Linux without the need of any Linux
experience or training. This focus has culminated into the EzThin Server
solutions we have today, with EzThin Server certified partnerships with
Dell and Gateway.
Lumen Software provided funding in 2004 to further development of our Portage
package management solution.
Tera-Byte.com is Canada's largest webhost, offering services ranging from
shared web hosting to virtual servers to co-location and dedicated servers.
Tera-Byte.com provided a dedicated rsync server which was part of the
University of Virginia
University of Virginia hosted quite a few Alpha boxes used by the Gentoo/Alpha
developers for building new Gentoo releases as well as daily work such as
keyword testing and security bumps.
Source and rsync mirrors
Gentoo relies heavily upon a global network of rsync and source mirrors.
Without these mirrors, access to new packages, updates to the Portage tree and
new releases of Gentoo Linux would be impossible. Some mirrors are provided by
individuals, others by companies. You can find a complete listing on our Gentoo mirrors page.
Several other companies and organizations provide services and assistance to
the Gentoo project, but have expressed a desire to remain anonymous. We
would like to thank those sponsors for their support of Gentoo.