Posts in category FreeBSD Foundation
Open Help is an annual conference for people who write documentation for an open source project. The Foundation sponsored Warren Block from the FreeBSD documentation team to attend this year. He writes:In June, I attended the Open Help Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Open Help focuses on open source documentation. Dru Lavigne atte [...]
The operating system powering the Playstation 4 is Orbis OS, which is a Sony spin of FreeBSD 9.0.
There have been several folks writing about FreeBSD\'s 20th Anniversary, here\'s an article from Sam Varghese covering how FreeBSD continues to grow in popularity.Take up on the Rise as FreeBSD turns 20
The next trip report is from Florian Smeets. He writes:I arrived in Ottawa on Tuesday afternoon. In the evening I went to the Royal Oak to meet other fellow developers.Wednesday was the first day of the Devsummit. The day started with a presentation about the FreeBSD.org security incident and about how Netflix is using FreeBSD for their CDN. [...]
The next trip report is from Warren Block. He writes:A two-day developer summit was held before BSDCan itself began. On Wednesday, there were presentations to the whole group on the security incident last year and how NetFlix uses FreeBSD. It\'s interesting to note that somewhere around 20% of North American internet traffic is se [...]
The next trip report is from Renato Botelho. He writes:I arrived Tuesday morning after a long trip with 2 more friends, Luiz Otavio O Souza and André Oliveira. While waiting the bus, we met John Hixson, from ixSystems. After checking into the Residence, I used the afternoon to walk a bit in the city. At the end of the (Read more...)
SouthEast LinuxFest will be held at the Blake Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina from Friday June 7 to Sunday June 9. Registration is required, but free, for this event.There will be a FreeBSD booth in the Expo area, all three days. We will be giving out PC-BSD DVDs, FreeNAS CDs, and other cool swag, as well as accepting donations (Read more [...]
There will be a FreeBSD booth (booth #21) in the Expo area at Texas LinuxFest, to be held at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, Texas on Saturday June 1. Registration is required for this event at a cost of $25 or $55.Stop by the booth to discuss the Foundation\'s projects, check out the cool swag, or to (Read more...)
The FreeBSD Foundation sponsored 7 attendees of BSDCan 2013. The first trip report is from Eitan Adler, a doc committer, who attended the BSDCan Developers Summit. Eitan writes:I arrived Tuesday night and met Colin Percival at the airport. After dropping off luggage at the university, I met up with some of the other developers.The first [...]
The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce Ed Maste\'s new role as the Foundation\'s part-time Director of Project Development. Ed has served on the Foundation\'s board for two years, and has stepped down in order to accept this new position.In this position, Ed will manage the Foundation\'s sponsored work, including projects funded [...]
The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that Edward Tomasz Napierała has joined as its second member of technical staff. This is a continuation of the Foundation\'s plan to invest in staff in 2013.A FreeBSD committer since 2007, Edward previously completed a number of projects under Foundation grants, including safe device removal with [...]
FreeBSD is internationally recognized as an innovative leader in providing a high-performance, secure, and stable operating system. Our mission is to continue and increase our support and funding to keep FreeBSD at the forefront of operating system technology. But, we can’t do this without your help! Last year with yo [...]
The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that Pawel Jakub Dawidek has been awarded a development grant to further improve the Capsicum framework. The grant is jointly funded by Google\'s Open Source Programs Office.The project includes the integration of previous work, implementation of new programmer-friendly capability system calls, im [...]
FreeBSD Foundation Directors Marshall Kirk McKusick and George Neville-Neil were recently interviewed by BSDTalk. This 34 minute podcast discusses the work of the FreeBSD Foundation. It is available in mp3 and ogg formats.
The FreeBSD Foundation is soliciting the submission of projectproposals for funded development grants. Proposals may be related toany of the major subsystems or infrastructure within the FreeBSDoperating system, and will be evaluated based on desirability,technical merit, and cost-effectiveness.Key dates for this proposal solicitation:Call f [...]
As part of the port of FreeBSD to the Efika Platform Project Xorg is now running on FreeBSD on ARM. Here\'s an update from the developer, Aleksandr Rybalko:You\'ve already seen or at least heard about ARM systems running FreeBSD. In most cases its routers, firewalls, network storage, etc. Why doesn\'t anyone use FreeBSD on an ARM based deskt [...]
We are pleased to announce the Porting FreeBSD to the Genesi Efika MX SmartBook laptop and SmartTop nettop devices projects has completed! While many FreeBSD developers are working on ARM on embedded systems we feel it\'s important to show FreeBSD running on ARM devices that people can easily touch and interact with. The port of FreeBSD to [...]
Calling all FreeBSD developers needing assistance with travel expenses to BSDCan 2013.The FreeBSD Foundation will be providing a limited number of travel grants to individuals requesting assistance. Please fill out and submit the Travel Grant Request Application by April 17, 2013 to apply for this grant.This program is open to [...]
The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that Konstantin Belousov has been hired as its first full-time member of technical staff, a key milestone of the Foundation\'s investment in staff for 2013.Konstantin has been a FreeBSD committer since 2006, and he recently implemented support for current-generation Intel graphics controllers unde [...]
Foundation representatives will be at two events this weekend (March 16-17). Drop by and say hi if you\'re near either event. Donations to the Foundation can be made at either event.AsiaBSDCon is being held at the Tokyo University of Science in Japan.NorthEast LinuxFest is being held at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.