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The Foundation is pleased to announce that Gábor Kövesdán has completed a funded project to improve the infrastructure behind the documentation project. Here is how Gabor describes the project.Our documentation infrastructure uses very old and discontinued standards and tools. The work on modernising it has already started but still not yet c [...]
For the third year in a row, we’ll be organizing a Vendor Summit during the Developer Summit prior to the EuroBSDCon conference, this year in Malta on September 26 and 27. In previous years, we’ve had a number of presentations by companies, like NETASQ, pfSense and Netflix, on how they successfully built their products and services on to [...]
The Foundation has published their 2013 Semi-Annual Newsletter. This edition includes:Letter From the PresidentFundraising UpdateFundraising with GoodSearchDevelopment Project UpdatesI/O Memory Management UnitCapsicum Component FrameworkNative iSCSI Target and InitiatorARM SuperpagesDoc Project InfrastructureWhite PapersResearch HighlightsCon [...]
FOSSCON will be held at the Friends Center in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, August 10 from 8:00-18:00. Registration is free for this event.There will be a BSD booth in the Expo area. We will be giving out PC-BSD DVDs and other cool swag, as well as accepting donations to the FreeBSD Foundation. Dru Lavigne will present \"Introducing [...]
Indiana LinuxFest will be held at the Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel in Indianapolis, IN from Friday July 26 to Sunday July 28. Registration is free for this event. There will be a FreeBSD booth in the Expo area on Saturday, July 27 from 8:00-18:30. Stop by to say hi, discuss the Foundation\'s work, or to donate to the FreeBSD Foundation.
Calling all FreeBSD developers needing assistance with travel expenses to EuroBSDCon 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 August 19th, 2013 to apply for this grant. Instructions can be found [...]
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.