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