(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Recognizing the vital role of open source initiatives for the online community, the international hosting service provider Host1Plus has announced the launch of a new sponsorship program, dedicated to online community projects and innovative ideas. The new sponsorship program, launched on Tuesday, is expected to attract open source developers in need of resources and bandwidth to support their projects.
Besides contribution to open source projects, the company is also willing to sponsor arts and culture, sports, environment, health and wellness, social communities, education, non-profit and charity, science and research initiatives.
“A healthy business cannot develop without contributing to projects and ideas in global communities. We truly believe in people with bright ideas. With the right resources and support, anyone can make a change for the better, therefore we are ready to help,“ says Andrius Kazlauskas, the co-founder and CEO of Host1Plus.
Host1Plus already supports a number of free open source initiatives, including CentOS, a Linux community contributing to an enterprise level operating system, Chakra, a distribution focused on the latest KDE, and Fedora, a community-driven operating system with a take on leading edge technologies.
“The majority of open source projects rely on communities of volunteers that contribute on their free time. In Chakra, our income is generated at large from users’ donations and is used exclusively for covering the expenses of the main server, through which we provide our distribution and all the surrounding services. In this regard, the sponsorship provided to us by Host1plus for our server is a vital component of the survival and future of our project,” says Neophytos Kolokotronis, the communicator at Chakra.
“The sponsorship allows us to reach more users and contributors worldwide and with better bandwidth. Through their support, Host1Plus directly improves open source collaboration efforts and supports community innovation,” claims Kevin Fenzi, the lead manager of the Fedora infrastructure.
Applications for Host1Plus sponsorship program are already accepted online at http://www.host1plus.com/sponsorship/ and all inquiries regarding the application may be sent directly to sponsorship(at)host1plus(dot)com. The applicants are required to provide full details about the project and indicate their specific needs for the sponsorship.
Host1Plus is an international cloud computing technologies empowered hosting company which provides shared hosting, Linux and Windows Cloud hosting, VPS hosting, reseller hosting, dedicated servers, domain name registration services and SSL certificates. The company is based in London, United Kingdom; some operations are directed from Kaunas, Lithuania and Frankfurt, Germany.