NHibernate is the most popular Open Source Object Relational Mapper in the .NET framework. As an Open Source project, all the work done on it is done for free. We would like to be able to dedicate more time to NHibernate, but even as a labor of love, the amount of time that we can spend on a free project is limited.
In order to facilitate that, we opened a donation campaign that will allow you to donate money to the project.
What is this money going to be used for?
This money will go directly to NHibernate development, primarily to sponsor the time required development of NHibernate itself.
Moreover, my company, Hibernating Rhinos, is going to match any donation to this campaign (to a total limit of 5,000$), as a way to give back to the NHibernate project for the excellent software it produced.
In addition to that, my company will also sponsor any resources need for the project, such as production servers (the NHibernate’s Jira is already running on our servers), build machines, etc.
Why should you donate?
If you are a user of NHibernate, you gained a lot from build on such a solid foundation. We ask to you to donate so that we can make the project even better. If your company uses NHibernate, ask it to donate to this campaign.