The January/February 2018 FreeBSD Journal is Here

The January/February 2018 issue of the FreeBSD Journal is now available! The latest issue features articles on Review of Storage Multipathing, Tape’s Not Dead, TRACING ifconfig Commands, and more!

January 2018 Development Projects Update
January 2018 Development Projects Update Anne Dickison 01/31/2018

Issues affecting most CPUs used in servers, desktops, laptops, and mobile devices are in the news. These hardware vulnerabilities, known by the code-names “Meltdown” and “Spectre”, allow malicious programs to read data to which they should not have access. This potentially includes credentials, cryptographic material, or other secrets.

Google Summer of Code: Call for Project Ideas

The FreeBSD Project has again applied to be a part of the Google Summer of Code and we’re looking for additional suggested projects. If you have ideas you think would be suitable for students to do during Summer of Code, you can either add them to the wiki or fill out the google form.

AsiaBSDCon 2018 Travel Grant Application Now Open

The Travel Grant Application for AsiaBSDCon 2018 is now open. The Foundation can help you attend AsiaBSDCon through our travel grant program. 

Thank You
Thank You Anne Dickison 12/31/2017

Thank you for supporting the FreeBSD Project and Foundation in 2017!

BSDTW 2017 Conference Recap: Li-Wen Hsu
BSDTW 2017 Conference Recap: Li-Wen Hsu Anne Dickison 12/28/2017

Last month, we held BSDTW 2017 on November 11-12th, 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan. It was the second largest BSD conference in Taiwan and the first one in this decade. In 2004, the first AsiaBSDCon was also held in Taipei. Then all of the following AsiaBSDCon conferences were held in Tokyo, Japan. (AsiaBSDCon 2018 will be in Tokyo again next year, please submit your talk proposal by December 31th 2017, and attend the conference on March 8th-11th)

December 2017 Development Projects Update

The holidays are approaching, and that also brings to an end the work-term for the Foundation’s two co-op students from the University of Waterloo, Heqing (Scottie) Yan and Zakary Nafziger. Scottie and Zak will be back at school in January continuing their studies. This is the second time the Foundation employed Waterloo students, and two new students will start in January. Here, I’ll describe some of Scottie and Zak’s projects over the term.

2017 Release Engineering Recap
2017 Release Engineering Recap Anne Dickison 12/19/2017

Take a minute to read up the efforts of the FreeBSD Release Engineering team in 2017. Your support helps us fund a full-time release engineer to ensure on-time releases, provide better documentation, and facilitate getting others involved in the Release Engineering team. Thanks again to everyone who has supported the Foundation this past year and congrats to the RE team for a successful 2017.

BSDTW '17 Trip Report: Guangyuan Yang
BSDTW '17 Trip Report: Guangyuan Yang Anne Dickison 12/14/2017

BSDTW ’17 was the first international BSD conference I’ve attended since BSDCan ’17, during which I was an intern at the FreeBSD Foundation. As a sophomore and a fairly new contributor to the project, the friendliness and inclusiveness of this community, and the degree of recognition that I have received for some of my small contributions really made me enjoy staying in the FreeBSD community and continuing to make contributions.

Announcing New Gold Level Foundation Partners

As we reach the final stretch of 2017, we’re pleased to announce the Foundation has two new Gold Partners. Thank you iXsystems and Facebook for your ongoing support of open source and your commitment to FreeBSD.