FOSDEM is always an excellent event for meeting up with fellow FreeBSD and BSD developers and learning about the latest developments in Open Source. The Foundation is again sponsoring a Mini-Developer Summit scheduled to take place on January 31, 2020 right before the main conference. The Call for Proposals is now open. Find out more here.
EuroBSDCon 2019 was the first *BSD related conference that I have attended. Throughout the conference I decided that during my conversations I would randomly ask individuals if they were a FreeBSD developer. If the answer was yes, I would have them write their name on the hardcover of my copy of “The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System.” I also asked for them to state in a few words what they feel they have contributed the most to in *BSD. In order to keep it personal and creative there were no restrictions on what they could write. In the end I might of been remembered as the guy that was “annoying as a service…” – A copy of the page in question is available on demand.
The FreeBSD Foundation in conjunction with simPRO Software is excited to host a FreeBSD Miniconf at linux.conf.au 2020. The Call for Sessions for the one-day event is now open.
From sponsoring events to attending conferences, the Foundation is continuing its mission of advocacy in October. In the next few weeks, members of the Foundation team will be representing the Project and the Foundation at events around the world.
Growing up, Roller Angel was always fascinated with technology and what makes it work. Telephones, radios, computers – all were taken apart by Roller to see what was inside. “I wanted to know what made them tick and imagined how cool it would be to understand these things, so I could make them do what I want,” he recalls. “Little did I know how much there is to learn!”
One of our major goals this year is to increase FreeBSD awareness around the world. I’m excited about upcoming events, like the Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit, where we are giving a talk on FreeBSD. But first, I wanted to highlight some of the events we’ve attended over the past few months. I have been pretty bad about writing event reports, so I’m summarizing some of them here. It’s a good thing our Marketing Director isn’t local, otherwise she would be camping in our office forcing me to write the reports.
A number of Foundation-sponsored projects are currently in progress – here are some highlights:
Each year CPUs are made with larger core and thread counts, and running FreeBSD on these new CPUs often uncovers new scalability bottlenecks. Mateusz Guzik is investigating and addressing bottlenecks, using a number of motivating use cases,
such as “poudriere -j 128” package builds and “will-it-scale”.