The FreeBSD Foundation was pleased to be a part of COSCon ’19, which took place in Shanghai, China on November 2-3, 2019. With over 1500 attendees, COSCon is one of the largest open source conferences in mainland China. It is organized by Kai-yuan-she (a word-by-word translation of “open”-“source”-“society”), which is a kind of non-profit in China.
Written as part of the FreeBSD Project’s Q3 2019 Status report, check out the highlights of what we did to help FreeBSD last quarter.
2020 brings about even more opportunities to spread the word about your work with FreeBSD. Submit to these upcoming conferences.
Kurt Lidl passed away on October 10, 2019 at the age of 51 from aggressive metastatic kidney cancer that had been diagnosed just 95 days earlier on July 8th, despite attention from some of the leading kidney cancer specialists.
FOSDEM is always an excellent event for meeting up with fellow FreeBSD and BSD developers and learning about the latest developments in Open Source. The Foundation is again sponsoring a Mini-Developer Summit scheduled to take place on January 31, 2020 right before the main conference. The Call for Proposals is now open. Find out more here.
EuroBSDCon 2019 was the first *BSD related conference that I have attended. Throughout the conference I decided that during my conversations I would randomly ask individuals if they were a FreeBSD developer. If the answer was yes, I would have them write their name on the hardcover of my copy of “The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System.” I also asked for them to state in a few words what they feel they have contributed the most to in *BSD. In order to keep it personal and creative there were no restrictions on what they could write. In the end I might of been remembered as the guy that was “annoying as a service…” – A copy of the page in question is available on demand.
The FreeBSD Foundation in conjunction with simPRO Software is excited to host a FreeBSD Miniconf at linux.conf.au 2020. The Call for Sessions for the one-day event is now open.
From sponsoring events to attending conferences, the Foundation is continuing its mission of advocacy in October. In the next few weeks, members of the Foundation team will be representing the Project and the Foundation at events around the world.
During 2019 the FreeBSD Foundation sponsored me to rewrite FreeBSD’s FUSE driver. That project is now complete.
Growing up, Roller Angel was always fascinated with technology and what makes it work. Telephones, radios, computers – all were taken apart by Roller to see what was inside. “I wanted to know what made them tick and imagined how cool it would be to understand these things, so I could make them do what I want,” he recalls. “Little did I know how much there is to learn!”