Why Juniper Gives Back to the FreeBSD Community

Michael Bushong, Senior Director of Product Management for Junos Software at Juniper Networks, wrote today on Giving Back to the FreeBSD Community.  With his permission, his text is repeated here:

Accepting Travel Grant Applications for BSDCan 2012

The FreeBSD Foundation will be providing a limited number of travel grants to individuals requesting assistance. Please fill out and submit the Travel Grant Request Application by April 6, 2012 to apply for this grant.

2012 Budget
2012 Budget 03/07/2012

The Foundation’s 2012 budget has been published and is available as a  PDF download . The total budget is $595,350, more than double the 2011 budget. Highlights include:

Foundation at NELF
Foundation at NELF 03/07/2012

NorthEast Linux Fest will be held in Worcester, MA on March 17. Registration is free for this event and there will be a FreeBSD booth. If you’re in the area, drop by the booth to say hi, check out the Foundation swag, discuss funded projects, or make a donation to the Foundation.

Testimonial: Experts Exchange

Andrew Alsup, Site Director of Experts Exchange recently provided the following testimonial: Experts Exchange is a technology help site. We’ve developed a patented Q&A system that makes finding solutions easier.

New Funded Project: Grow Mounted Filesystems

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that Edward Tomasz Napierala has been awarded a grant to implement the ability to grow filesystems while they are mounted.

George Neville-Neil Joins Board of Directors

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of George Neville-Neil to its board of directors. George has been dabbling in the BSD world since his undergraduate days in the mid-1980s.

Trip Report: FOSDEM 2012

The Foundation recently sponsored travel expenses for Brooks Davis to attend FOSDEM 2012. Brooks provided the following trip report: I arrived in Brussels the afternoon of Thursday the 2nd.

New Project: NAND Flash Support

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that Semihalf, an embedded solutions company, has been awarded a grant to bring their comprehensive NAND Flash file system and storage stack to FreeBSD.

Foundation Flyers at Open Source Days

This year’s Open Source Days will take place at Copenhagen Business School (in Denmark) on March 10 and 11. Sven Esbjerg will be bringing a supply of Foundation flyers to give away–you can find him at the BSD booth in the “hallway track”. Erwin Lansing from the Foundation will also be available to answer questions regarding funded projects and the Foundation’s work.