For a few years now, funders have been asking if they can pay Tor to run more relays. I kept telling them their money was better spent on code and design improvements:
The Tor network is run by volunteers, and for the most part is entirely independent of the software development effort led by The Tor Project, Inc.
Updated 06/30/2010: Mention Reduced Exit Policy, ISP Shopping Tips, and Abuse Response Templates
New releases, new hires, new funding
Congratulations to Chrisd for assuming maintainership of the Polipo codebase from Juliusz.