June 2017 Projects Development Update

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.

Conference Recap: BSDCan 2017/FreeBSD Developers Summit

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.

Conference Recap: OSCON 2017

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.

Rootconf 2017 Trip Report: Philip Paeps

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.

EuroBSDcon 2017 Travel Grant Application Now Open

The Travel Grant Application for EuroBSDcon 2017 is now open. The Foundation can help you attend EuroBSDcon 2017  through our travel grant program. Travel grants are available to FreeBSD developers and advocates who need assistance with travel expenses for attending conferences related to FreeBSD development. EuroBSDcon applications are due on August 2, 2017. Find out more and apply today!

ZFS: The Last Filesystem You Will Ever Need

Guest post contributed by Allan Jude

ZFS was designed to be the last filesystem. Unlike other file systems, that were designed to be used for the next 10 years, ZFS was designed to last. Instead of being built with limits to outlast the next decade, ZFS was designed with scalable data structures that not only avoided limits on how big your volume or disks could be, but also to avoid limiting how many filesystems, volumes, and disks you could have. 

Happy FreeBSD Day
Happy FreeBSD Day 06/19/2017

It’s FreeBSD Day!

June 19th has been declared FreeBSD Day! We hope you’ll join us in honoring The FreeBSD Project’s pioneering legacy and continuing impact on technology. Find out more about FreeBSD Day and how you can help us celebrate here.

In the meantime, take a minute to check out just some of the reasons people love FreeBSD.

FreeBSD Foundation 2017 Project Proposal Solicitation

The FreeBSD Foundation is soliciting the submission of proposals for work relating to any of the major subsystems or infrastructure within the FreeBSD operating system.

vBSDcon 2017 Travel Grant Application Now Open

The Travel Grant Application for vBSDcon 2017 is now open. The Foundation can help you attend vBSDcon 2017 through our travel grant program. Travel grants are available to FreeBSD developers and advocates who need assistance with travel expenses for attending conferences related to FreeBSD development. vBSDcon applications are due on July 20, 2017. Find out more and apply today!

May 2017 Development Projects Update

At the beginning of May we embarked on a new path in the FreeBSD Foundation, with the hiring of co-operative education (co-op) students from the University of Waterloo. The University of Waterloo is a pioneer and leader in co-operative education, with 100% of Engineering students and a majority of Computer Science students participating in co-op programs.