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.

FreeBSD Foundation one of 12 Initial Affiliates for OSI

Earlier this year, the Open Source Initiative (OSI) switched from a Board-only organization focused largely on licensing to a member-led organization of affiliates. The OSI Board invited the FreeBSD Foundation to its initial set of Affiliates and Justin Gibbs and Dru Lavigne from the FreeBSD Foundation have agreed to act as delegates.

Foundation at FOSDEM

Erwin Lansing from the Foundation will be at FOSDEM, in Brussels, Belgium (February 4-5). He’ll have some cool swag and can accept donations to the Foundation.  You can find him hanging out at the FreeBSD booth in the expo area on Saturday and in the BSD Devroom on Sunday.

Interview with Deb Goodkin

Episode 211 of bsdtalk has an interview with Deb Goodkin, Director of Operations for the FreeBSD Foundation. The interview is available as an mp3 or as an ogg.

Quarterly Status Report

The FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report is available. The Foundation has the following section in the report: The most exciting news to report is that we raised $426,000 through our fundraising efforts. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of the  FreeBSD community.

FreeBSD 9.0 Press Release

Today, the FreeBSD Foundation announced the recent release of FreeBSD 9.0. FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE raises the bar for open source operating systems in terms of file system reliability, IPv6-readiness, networking capabilities, compiler and toolchain technologies, and security

CAM Target Layer
CAM Target Layer 01/16/2012

CTL is a disk and processor device emulation subsystem originally written for Copan Systems under Linux starting in 2003. It has been shipping in Copan (now SGI) products since 2005. It was ported to FreeBSD in 2008, and thanks to an agreement between SGI (who acquired Copan’s assets in 2010) and Spectra Logic in 2010, CTL is available under a BSD-style license.

We'll be at SCALE
We'll be at SCALE 01/13/2012

The FreeBSD Foundation will be accepting donations at the FreeBSD booth at SCALE, to be held next weekend at the Hilton LAX in Los Angeles, CA. If you’re in the area, drop by to check out our cool swag and to chat about the Foundation’s projects.