The NixOS infrastructure, development and events are funded by its users and sponsors.

Maintaining our build farm and binary cache is very expensive. We depend on your support to ensure the continuous operation and expansion of the NixOS infrastructure. Please consider donating a small amount every month to contribute to sustainable funding. Donations are handled by a nonprofit organization, the NixOS Foundation.

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Donate to NixOS foundation by purchasing from NixOS shop.

The community member mogorman is running the shop. The profits are donated to the NixOS Foundation twice a year (after each release).

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The Nix package manager was developed by Eelco Dolstra as part of his PhD research in the TraCE project, funded by the Jacquard programme of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and SERC. The first prototype of NixOS was developed by Armijn Hemel as his master’s thesis project. Hydra, the Nix-based continuous build system, was developed as part of the LaQuSo Buildfarm project, funded by NIRICT and LaQuSo.

The following companies and institutes have supported the development of NixOS and hosting for it's infrastructure. We are very grateful for that! If you would like to support us as well, please contact Rob Vermaas.

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