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. 

Your Impact on FreeBSD
Your Impact on FreeBSD Anne Dickison 12/07/2017

I want to thank everyone who helped us kick off our year-end fundraising campaign by donating during #GivingTuesday! Your generosity raised over $8,000, from 110 donors. Let’s continue this fundraising momentum by helping us meet our 2017 fundraising goal of $1,250,000.

November 2017 Development Projects Update

There’s a lot of work in progress right now supported by the Foundation! We have projects supported by individual grants and student stipends, as well as work being done by the Foundation’s own staff and co-operative education students from the University of Waterloo. This month, I’ll give a brief update on the many Foundation-supported projects that are in progress.

Support FreeBSD on #GivingTuesday 2017
Support FreeBSD on #GivingTuesday 2017 Anne Dickison 11/27/2017

It’s almost here! Tomorrow, November 28, is #GivingTuesday. Now in its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is a global event that brings together diverse communities to foster giving. 

 The Foundation is again calling on the FreeBSD community to channel your passion for FreeBSD into helping us reach our #GivingTuesdayFreeBSD campaign goal of raising $5,000 in the 24 hour period. Your support, no matter the size, will have a lasting impact on the Project. 

BSDCam 2017 Trip Report: Mathieu Arnold
BSDCam 2017 Trip Report: Mathieu Arnold Anne Dickison 09/01/2017

It seems that every time I try to go to England using the Eurostar, it gets delayed between 30 minutes an 2 hours. This year, it got my 45 minute layover down to 10 minutes. Luckily, King’s Cross is literally across the street from Saint Pancras, and I managed to get into my second train just in time.