FreeBSD From the Trenches: Using autofs(5) to Mount Removable Media

My big project for 2014 was the new FreeBSD automounter. Like any proper FreeBSD Foundation sponsored project, it included the usual kind of documentation – man pages and the Handbook chapter. But there is no document that shows how it works inside, from the advanced system administrator or a power user point of view.

FreeBSD From the Trenches: ZFS, and How to Make a Foot Cannon

This month’s story comes to us from Glen Barber, UNIX Systems Administrator. The ZFS filesystem is regarded for its robustness and extensive feature set. Its robustness can be haunting, however, if a mistake is made. I learned this the hard way through a seemingly innocent typo, a mistake I certainly will not soon repeat.

SCALE 13x Trip Report: Michael Dexter
SCALE 13x Trip Report: Michael Dexter Anne Dickison 02/25/2015

SCALE 13x was the 13th Southern California Linux Expo and took place February 19th through 20th in Los Angeles, California. Despite its name, this year’s event demonstrated sincere outreach to the BSD community as demonstrated by two booths and several BSD-related talks. The first booth featured FreeBSD, the FreeBSD Foundation, FreeNAS, PC-BSD and pfSense while the second featured OpenBSD and NetBSD

More From Your Newest Board Member: An Interview with Cheryl R. Blain

Recently, The FreeBSD Foundation announced the addition of Cheryl R. Blain to the Board of Directors. We sat down with Cheryl to find out more about her background and what brought her to the Foundation. Take a look at what she has to say:

FreeBSD Foundation Welcomes New Board Member - UPDATED!

Cheryl became involved with the FreeBSD community in 2013. She joins the Foundation’s board with extensive experience managing software development and building strategic alliances for privately-held, small-cap companies.

Sponsor Spotlight: Silicon Valley FreeBSD Developer and Vendor Summit

The FreeBSD Foundation has been a long-time sponsor of events like the upcoming FreeBSD Developer and Vendor Summit. This year we would also like to thank Microsoft and RootBSD for their extended support of the event.

FreeBSD Foundation Goes to EuroBSDcon 2014

We were thrilled to be a Gold Sponsor and to attend EuroBSDCon 2014 held in Sofia, Bulgaria September 27-28. We were also a sponsor of the developer summit. The conference was well attended, with over 225 people there.

FreeBSD Foundation and Cavium Inc. Collaborate on FreeBSD ARMv8 Based Implementation

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce a collaboration with Cavium Inc. to  develop and deliver the first ARMv8 reference design and implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System based on the ThunderX™ workload optimized processor family.  Find out more at here.

FreeBSD Foundation August Update Now Available

The FreeBSD Foundation August Update is now available. Get the latest Foundation news at:

EuroBSDCon 2014 Travel Grant Deadline Extended

The deadline for submitting your application for a Travel Grant to EuroBSDCon 2014 has been extended. Please submit your application by Friday, August 22, 2014. Find out more at: