November 2017 Development Projects Update November 2017 Development Projects Update Anne Dickison 11/30/2017

There’s a lot of work in progress right now supported by the Foundation! We have projects supported by individual grants and student stipends, as well as work being done by the Foundation’s own staff and co-operative education students from the University of Waterloo. This month, I’ll give a brief update on the many Foundation-supported projects that are in progress.

Support FreeBSD on #GivingTuesday 2017 Support FreeBSD on #GivingTuesday 2017 Anne Dickison 11/27/2017

It’s almost here! Tomorrow, November 28, is #GivingTuesday. Now in its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is a global event that brings together diverse communities to foster giving. 

 The Foundation is again calling on the FreeBSD community to channel your passion for FreeBSD into helping us reach our #GivingTuesdayFreeBSD campaign goal of raising $5,000 in the 24 hour period. Your support, no matter the size, will have a lasting impact on the Project. 

Conference Recap: EuroBSDCon 2017 Recap Conference Recap: EuroBSDCon 2017 Recap Grace Mor 11/02/2017

EuroBSDCon is one of the largest BSD-related conferences that is held in a different European country each year. Each one is organized and run by local BSD contributors, under the umbrella of the EuroBSDCon Foundation, who help provide resources, financial support, and guidance for each conference. This year, EuroBSDCon was held in Paris, France and the FreeBSD Foundation was proud to be a Silver Sponsor. 

Contest Alert: #DonatedtoFreeBSD Contest Alert: #DonatedtoFreeBSD "Post & Boast" - Extended Grace Mor 11/02/2017

The FreeBSD Foundation has extended the #DonatedtoFreeBSD Post & Boast social media contest. Please help us increase FreeBSD awareness via social media, raise some funds, and elevate the FreeBSD community pride.

The contest now runs through #GivingTuesday, November 28, 2017. Prizes will be awarded to the most unique, inspirational, or creative photo.

OpenZFS RAID-Z Online Expansion Project Announcement OpenZFS RAID-Z Online Expansion Project Announcement Grace Mor 10/25/2017

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce a collaborative project with Delphix to implement one of the most requested ZFS features, to allow RAID-Z pools to be expanded one disk at a time. We’ve combined our resources with iXsystems and Delphix to bring this project to fruition.

The September/October 2017 Issue of The FreeBSD Journal is Here The September/October 2017 Issue of The FreeBSD Journal is Here Grace Mor 10/23/2017

The 2017 September/October issue of the FreeBSD Journal is now available! The latest issue features articles on why FreeBSD is not a Linux Distro, FreeBSD vs Linux: ZFS, Microservices to Monoliths, and more.

September 2017 Release Engineering Update September 2017 Release Engineering Update Grace Mor 10/03/2017

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team continued the 10.4-RELEASE cycle, headed by Marius Strobl.  At the time of this writing, four BETA builds have been released, with BETA4 being added to the release schedule shortly after the release of BETA3 to extend the beta testing phase to ensure a few last-minute changes had sufficient time for testing.

September 2017 Development Projects Update September 2017 Development Projects Update Grace Mor 10/03/2017

For this month’s update, I’ll describe the collaboration between the FreeBSD Foundation and University Politehnica, Bucharest. The FreeBSD Foundation is funding stipends for two students to contribute to the port of FreeBSD’s Bhyve hypervisor to the 32- and 64-bit Arm architectures. Mihai Carabas is a Ph.D. student and teaching assistant at the University Politehnica, and will oversee the student’s work.

Submit Your Work: SCALE 16x and FOSDEM ’18 CFPs Now Open Submit Your Work: SCALE 16x and FOSDEM ’18 CFPs Now Open Grace Mor 10/03/2017

More opportunities to spread the word about your work with FreeBSD. Submit to these upcoming conferences. 

BSDCam 2017 Trip Report: Mathieu Arnold BSDCam 2017 Trip Report: Mathieu Arnold Anne Dickison 09/01/2017

It seems that every time I try to go to England using the Eurostar, it gets delayed between 30 minutes an 2 hours. This year, it got my 45 minute layover down to 10 minutes. Luckily, King’s Cross is literally across the street from Saint Pancras, and I managed to get into my second train just in time.