NTF 2015 Accomplishments – a Report to the Community
At Network Time Foundation, we are very passionate about time. In 2015, we accomplished a lot, though, like most open source projects (also see), our budget was quite constrained, so financial support and/or volunteering was, and still is, welcomed. Significant progress was made on PTPd, Ntimed, and LinuxPTP.
We published four NTP production releases, containing 20 security issues, 100 bugs and over 150 improvements. That’s with one more-than-full-time project manager/developer/QA/release engineer/documentation person (yes – Harlan) along with many volunteer developers, for whom we are extremely grateful. Our part-time contractors and volunteers focused on NTF’s needs in diverse areas such as responsive system administration, code development, web updates, Q&A, testing, standards development, mailing list operations, detailed accounting and attentive corporate and project management, as well as efforts to extend NTF’s reach and grow its markets.
Network Time Foundation continued its long-standing participation in IETF and IEEE Standards efforts with NTP and PTP. NTF plans to participate in the Combined Federal Campaign, which requires certified audits of our financial records. We hired a respected firm, Richard W. Brewster, CPA, PA, and have passed our first financial audit with flying colors. We continue to engage them for ongoing audits and advice on best financial practices.
We gained new institutional members and donors, as well as new individual members and donors, which doubled our revenue in 2015 over 2014. We attended conferences, made a number of presentations and mentored five students at GSoC2015. Read the full list of 2015 Accomplishments here.
Please join NTF! Membership in one or more of our consortia helps us help you address your critical needs. Donations above and beyond membership, and full or partial project sponsorships are greatly appreciated. All funding goes to support NTF-sponsored projects, so you can trust your time and your data, and be secure that the world’s clocks are on time, all the time. After all, knowing the correct time isn’t always important – until it is.