About the FreeBSD Foundation
What is the FreeBSD Foundation?
The FreeBSD Foundation is a 501(c)(3), US based, non-profit organization
dedicated to supporting and building the FreeBSD Project and community
worldwide. The Foundation gratefully accepts donations from individuals
and businesses, using them to fund and manage projects, sponsor FreeBSD
events, Developer Summits and provide travel grants to FreeBSD
In addition, the Foundation represents the FreeBSD Project in executing
contracts, license agreements, copyrights, trademarks, and other legal
arrangements which require a recognized legal entity. The FreeBSD
Foundation is entirely supported by donations.
The FreeBSD Foundation will support both the development and the
popularization of FreeBSD, the world's best open source operating system.
What can I expect from the FreeBSD Foundation?
The FreeBSD Foundation will support both the development
and the popularization of FreeBSD, the world's best open
source operating system. Here are some of the projects
that the Foundation can and will support in the future:
Development of software for FreeBSD to benefit the
user and developer community, including contract development
of critical system infrastructure, porting of closed source
applications such as Java(TM).
Obtaining computers and other equipment for developers to
use toward improving FreeBSD, such as the network performance
cluster, FreeBSD.org cluster, and personal development systems
Providing additional Internet infrastructure to aid in the
development and distribution of FreeBSD.
Support developer communication and coordination, including
financial support for developer summits and developer
- Encouraging the formation of FreeBSD user groups.
Cultivating press coverage and advertising the utility and
availability of FreeBSD.