FUNDING

NLnet Labs is a non-profit foundation which completely relies on the support of the Internet community. All our open source software has a permissive, free software license. To ensure we remain a healthy and sustainable organisation we depend on the following types of funding.

If your organisation relies on the software we make or you want to support our activities, please consider giving a donation either as an individual or through the sponsor budget your organisation may have.

If one of the options below does not meet your needs, please contact us to discuss other possibilities.

Liberapay and GitHub Sponsors

You can support us with a monthly contribution through Liberapay and GitHub Sponsors for Organisations. You can choose any amount you like, either as a periodic or a one-time donation.


Donations through PayPal

Support Contracts

Being a non-profit foundation, NLnet Labs is obliged to follow strict tax regulation and not allowed to offer taxable services. As a result, we have established Open Netlabs B.V. The company is a wholly owned, taxable subsidiary of the NLnet Labs foundation serving the goals of its parent.

Open Netlabs B.V. offers support contracts with a service level for our DNS products NSD, Unbound and OpenDNSSEC, as well as our RPKI products Krill, Routinator and RTRTR. In addition to receiving support and early access to security vulnerability information under non-disclosure, your financial contribution also supports our mission to provide free and open software.

Training and Software Development

If you are in need of training or software development in the area of Internet security standards such as HTTPS, DNSSEC, RPKI, DMARC, STARTTLS or DANE then we can provide these services tailored to your organisation. We can also provide you with consulting services such as installation and integration support, as well as optimisation and auditing.