We see DVCS as a transformative shift in the way software is developed. Needless to say, Bitbucket has a lot invested in DVCS.
This is why we are excited to announce that Atlassian has donated $24,000 USD to sponsor Mercurial development for 2012. Our contribution goes to the Mercurial Fellowship Project, which is managed by the Software Freedom Conservancy.
Contributions allow Matt Mackall, the primary Mercurial author and project leader, to work full-time on new feature development with assistance from the communitiy, coordinate and support other contributors, improve documentation, fix bugs, and organize coding sprints.
If you are interested in helping sponsor Mercurial development, check out the Mercurial Fellowship wiki page to learn more about how you or your organization can help.