The 2017 July/August issue of the FreeBSD Journal is now available! The latest issue features articles on Getting Started with iohyve, Understanding Docker for FreeBSD Users, Lynx Network Traffic Analysis, and more.
In May of 2017, we were invited to give a talk about FreeBSD at COPU’s (China Open Source Promotional Unit) Open Source China, Open Source World Summit, which took place June 21-22, in Beijing. This was a tremendous opportunity to talk about the advantages of FreeBSD to the open source leaders and organizations interested in open source. I was honored to represent the Project and Foundation and give the presentation “FreeBSD Advantages and Applications”.
This month we’ll look at some projects undertaken by the Foundation’s co-op student employees. Back in May, I introduced Guangyuan (Charlie) Yang and Siva Mahadevan. They’ve worked on a variety of FreeBSD projects over the summer, and each has shared some information on a recent project in a blog post.
The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team released FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE on July 26, which is the second release from the stable/11 branch, building upon the stability and reliability of 11.0-RELEASE. For more information on what has happened since 11.0-RELEASE, please visit
On the weekend of the G20 summit in Hamburg, a different and more peaceful meeting happened in the Linuxhotel in Essen, Germany. For the third time now, FreeBSD developers, users, and enthusiasts spend the weekend to hack on the operating system and exchange ideas.
I’m excited to announce our new FreeBSD Foundation Partnership Program! Our work is supported 100% by donations from individuals and organizations.
One of the ways the Foundation supports FreeBSD is by providing development grants for work on individual projects. These allow developers to propose projects they would like to undertake to improve FreeBSD, and request funding to perform that work. The Foundation is always willing to receive proposals, but will occasionally issue a call for proposals to highlight specific areas of focus and to be able to collect and evaluate a group of proposals.
One of our initiatives is to assist in providing face-to-face knowledge sharing and development opportunities around the world. One way we do this is by sponsoring BSD-related conferences and FreeBSD Developer and Vendor Summits. We recently sponsored both BSDCan 2017 and the FreeBSD Developer and Vendor Summit in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, which took place June 7-10, 2017. Many of our board and staff members attended the summit and conference to run tutorials, give presentations, lead sessions, work with developers, give demos, and share knowledge.
I represented the FreeBSD Foundation at OSCON 2017, which took place May 8-11,2017, in Austin, TX.
The Foundation booth was also staffed by Brad Davis and Doug Mcintire from Netgate. We met up Wednesday morning to set up the table. We were part of a “nonprofit pavilion” which consisted of eight or so tables, located between Open Camps and Operation Code. Open Camps hosts 40+ conferences per year across dozens of open source projects. Operation code aids military, vets, and their families learn coding and web technologies.
In mid-May I presented at Rootconf 2017 in Bangalore. Rootconf is India’s principal conference where systems and operations engineers share real world knowledge about building reliable systems.