Don't Miss the FreeBSD Content at FOSDEM '19

Attending FOSDEM19? Don’t forget to check out the many FreeBSD-related talks and be sure to stop by the FreeBSD Stand to chat with members of the Foundation team and FreeBSD community. 

November/December 2018 FreeBSD Journal Now Available

The November/December 2018 issue of the FreeBSD Journal is now available! The latest issue is focused on FreeBSD 12.0 and more!

December 2018 Development Projects Update

As the year wraps up we’ve looked back at what we’ve accomplished in 2018. Work continues on some projects, such as online RAID-Z expansion, but we’re now starting to look ahead at the work we’ll sponsor in 2019.

Thank You for Supporting FreeBSD
Thank You for Supporting FreeBSD Anne Dickison 12/31/2018

On behalf of the FreeBSD Foundation, thank you for all of your support in 2018. Take a minute to see what you helped us accomplish this year! 

2018 in Review: Advocacy
2018 in Review: Advocacy Anne Dickison 12/21/2018

As we continue our look back at 2018, let’s take a look at how your support helped us advocate for theProject. Advocacy is a big part of our mission, and we dedicated a lot of time and funding to spreading the word about FreeBSD over the past year. From giving talks, and staffing tables to handing out flash drives preloaded with the latest release, the Foundation team promoted FreeBSD at 28 events all over the world. For the first time, the Foundation added a FreeBSD presence to All Things Open in Raleigh, North Carolina and we held a week long workshop in Tonga.

Guest Blog Post: Alexandru Elisei on Implementing bhyve for arm64

At University Politehnica of Bucharest, the Bachelor’s curriculum includes two operating system courses: the first one, in the third year, teaches the fundamental principles common to all operating systems: processes, virtual memory, I/O. The second course is optional and is taught in the fourth year. Despite its name, the course, ‘Advanced Operating Systems’, is a course about writing Linux drivers.

Your Impact on FreeBSD in 2018
Your Impact on FreeBSD in 2018 Anne Dickison 12/18/2018

I can’t believe it’s already the middle of December! As I reflect on our contributions over the year, I can’t be more proud of my team of employees, contractors, and volunteers, who are passionate about FreeBSD and dedicated to supporting the FreeBSD Project and community.

2018 in Review: Foundation Interns
2018 in Review: Foundation Interns Anne Dickison 12/14/2018

Last year, we spoke about the Foundation’s new co-op program in conjunction with University of Waterloo. Introducing people to FreeBSD is an important part of the Foundation’s mission. We were pleased to continue the program in 2018 and even more excited when one of the first interns became a full-fledged committer.

November 2018 Development Projects Update

An ongoing project in FreeBSD is the migration to a permissively licensed, modern tool chain. The Foundation has sponsored portions of this work over the last several years, and is now helping form a plan to address the collection of outstanding issues scattered across a number of areas. A tracking PR is open to identify all of the individual issues as dependencies.

Conference Recap: Rocky Mountain Celebration of Women in Computing

On November 1 and 2, I had the opportunity to attend the Rocky Mountain Celebration of Women in Computing, in Denver, Colorado.  I was thrilled to finally advocate for FreeBSD at a local conference!