Contributions to NetBSD from individuals
The NetBSD Project is entirely a volunteer project, and charges nothing for the software it produces. Because of this, it's a lot harder to support new hardware. Unfortunately, “support” for a piece of hardware doesn't mean simply writing the code that makes the hardware usable; it also includes making sure that code is improved as time goes on, and is kept up to date with the changing interfaces to the rest of the system. That means that in order to provide a decent level of support for a piece of hardware, someone working closely with NetBSD's port maintainers, or one of the port maintainers themselves, must have access to the hardware and be willing to support it. Unfortunately, because the NetBSD Project isn't funded by sales or royalties, the developers can't afford to buy all the hardware that users want to have supported. Therefore, they must rely on others to make hardware and other donations.
The following individuals (in alphabetical order) have made donations or loans of hardware and/or money to support NetBSD development, and deserve credit for it:
If you're not on this list and should be, or see any other problem with it, tell us! We always ask for permission before adding people to the list.
In addition to specific hardware, there are many other donations that can help the NetBSD project, such as various storage media, internet bandwidth, and both web and ftp mirrors. If you have money, hardware or services that you would like to donate to the NetBSD Project, please see our donations page.
Gan Starling has donated a pair of MVME PPC boards to The NetBSD Foundation (and lent a third to be returned when a NetBSD port for these boards is available). 
Arend Harrewijne has donated an IBM RS/6000 410 to Jaromir Dolecek, who's interested in porting NetBSD to it. 
Akihiro had also given a NWS-1460 to Izumi Tsutsui, and had sent various NEWS machines to several developers.
Matt Thomas has donated a MVME177 to the NetBSD Foundation, with which Steve Woodford was able to complete support for the MVME177 in NetBSD/mvme68k. 
Algorithmics, Ltd. has provided Jason Thorpe with an Algorithmics P-6032 board, for the purpose of porting NetBSD to it. 
Carl Shaprio has provided Jason Thorpe with an Algorithmics P-4032 board, for the purpose of maintaining NetBSD/algor. 
Allegro Networks has provided Jason Thorpe with an Algorithmics P-5064 board, for the purpose of porting NetBSD to it. 
Stephen Borrill has lent a Precedence NC to Ben Harris, who is interested in porting NetBSD to it. 
Peter C. Wallace has shipped a DEC 3000/300LX to Andrew Doran to help with work on TURBOchannel device support. 
Gordon Zaft has shipped a DECstation 3100 to Justin Riegle to help with work on NetBSD/pmax. 
Rob Windsor has shipped a BeBox to Allen Briggs to help with work on NetBSD/bebox. 
<email@example.com> shipped a Sun 3/460 CPU board,
32 megabytes of RAM, and two SCSI controllers to Jeremy Cooper
<jeremy@NetBSD.org> (the NetBSD/sun3
portmaster) to provide a testing system for finalizing NetBSD support for
the Sun 3/460, 3/470 and 3/480. 
<firstname.lastname@example.org> shipped a 4GB Seagate SCSI drive to
<phil@NetBSD.org> (the NetBSD/pc532 portmaster), to
provide sufficient disk space for complete builds and tests of NetBSD
on the pc532. 
<email@example.com> shipped a SPARC 1+ with either a
little or no memory to Steven Grunza
to help with work on sysinst and other projects for NetBSD/sparc. 
David also shipped a Sun 3/260 chassis to Jeremy Cooper
to help with his work supporting the remaining member of the sun3x family,
the 3/470. 
Jordan K. Hubbard shipped a PC532 to the build lab.
People have been contributing hardware to NetBSD developers since the start of the project in 1993. Many people prefer not to be listed, and the details of many others were not recorded (If anyone wishes to send details of their donation, we would be very happy to include them).
We would like to take this oportunity to thank everyone who has contributed hardware, time, and effort to the NetBSD project. Without you all we would not be here at all!.