As announced at AsiaBSDCon 2017 in Tokyo, Intel is making a financial contribution and supporting the Foundation with access to resources to ensure FreeBSD is well supported on Intel platforms. Intel sees FreeBSD as a viable open-source operating system, and seeks broader collaboration between themselves, the Foundation, and the FreeBSD Community.
The FreeBSD Foundation was proud to sponsor the 12th AsiaBSDCon 2017, held in Tokyo, Japan,
March 9-12. Though we’ve been a sponsor for at least 11 of these conferences, this was my first time attending this conference.
The 15th annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) was held March 2-5, 2017 at the Pasadena Convention Center. This was the largest SCALE to date with over 200 presentations over 14 tracks and 4 days and an expected record breaking attendance of nearly 2000 open source enthusiasts. The FreeBSD Foundation was pleased to once again share a booth with the folks at iXsystems which base their TrueOS and FreeNAS software on FreeBSD. This year, the expo hall was open for three days and the booth traffic was pretty much non-stop throughout the event.
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As Imad Sousou mentioned in his blog, Intel will be more actively engaging with the FreeBSD Foundation and the FreeBSD Project to deliver more timely support for Intel products and technologies in FreeBSD. While Intel has been contributing to the BSD code base for some time, for example with the Intel® Intelligent Storage Acceleration Library (Intel® ISA-L) and iflib drivers for Intel® network interface controllers (NICs), thus far the efforts of Intel and the community have been fragmented. The focus has been on individual devices or technologies rather than taking a more holistic systems approach.
The 2017 January/February issue of the FreeBSD Journal is now available! The latest issue features articles on: The FreeBSD Translation Tools, FlightAware and FreeBSD, FreeBSD Powered LCD Advertising Display, plus much more!
FOSDEM 2017 was held on the first weekend of February. After last year’s success of having a one day FreeBSD devsummit during the first conference day, we decided that this year, we’d do an extra day (Friday) right before FOSDEM.
The FreeBSD Foundation is looking forward to exhibiting this weekend at the 15th Annual Southern California Linux Expo ( SCALE 15x). The expo starts on Friday, March 3rd at 2pm in Pasadena, CA and continues until Sunday. Find out more about the conference here, and if you’re attending, be sure to stop by the booth to say hello!
The Foundation awarded Kurt Lidl a grant to port blacklistd to FreeBSD and integrate it into a set of base system and ports daemons. This project is now complete and blacklistd is available in FreeBSD. The FreeBSD-CURRENT development branch has the most up-to-date version.
The 2017 FreeBSD Storage Summit is almost here. Join us in Santa Clara, CA on February 27, 2017, for a single day event will be filled with presentations about new developments in FreeBSD’s storage stack and the latest storage trends.