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.
From sponsoring events to attending conferences, the Foundation is continuing its mission of advocacy in early 2017. In the next few weeks, members of the Foundation team will be representing the Project and the Foundation at events around the world.
Welcome to the first 2017 edition of the Faces of FreeBSD series. We’re again sharing a story from someone involved in FreeBSD. It may be a story from someone who’s received funding from us to work on development projects, run conferences, travel to conferences, or advocate for FreeBSD. Or, it may be from someone who gives back to FreeBSD financially or in another way. Regardless, it is always from someone who is making a positive difference in the FreeBSD world.
Happy new year and welcome to 2017! In this update, I’ll take the opportunity to look at how the FreeBSD Foundation identifies, reviews, and chooses projects to be undertaken by paid development staff and by recipients of project development grants.
From those of us at the Foundation, we would like to say…
As we’ve mentioned before, if you’ve ever been to a FreeBSD Developer Summit, or read any of the Foundation entries in the quarterly status report, you’ve heard us talk about how advocating for FreeBSD is an important part of how we support the Project. Advocacy takes many forms, from attending conferences to promote the Project, to creating literature to educate and inform on the latest FreeBSD efforts. We talk about the latest developments on social media, interview community members about their experiences with FreeBSD, and work with companies to share why FreeBSD is their operating system of choice.
We are thrilled to announce we have received a $500,000 donation from an anonymous donor. We are incredibly grateful for this donation and want to extend a heartfelt thank you to this donor for recognizing the value we provide by supporting the FreeBSD Project and community worldwide. We are indebted to to donors like this, who are investing in FreeBSD and the Foundation to make FreeBSD the best platform for education, research, computing, product development, and gaining real-world skills. Thank you to everyone who has supported us this year!
Over the past year, the Foundation staff and grant recipients completed many projects. A check of the Subversion source repository shows over 950 commits sponsored by the FreeBSD Foundation. Here is a recap of the major development work undertaken in 2016.