End-of-Year Fund Raising Drive

We’re kicking off our End-of-Year Fund Raising Drive! Our goal this year is to raise $300,000. So far, we have raised just over $159,000 so we are little more than half way towards our goal. Please consider making a donation and help us to spread the word by tweeting and blogging about the drive.

Tags: ,

Another New Funded Project

Rafal Jaworowski and Semihalf have been awarded a grant to provide FreeBSD with support for the flattened device tree (FDT) technology. This project allows for describing hardware resources of a computer system and their dependencies in a platform-neutral and portable way.

Tags: ,

New Funded Project
New Funded Project 10/21/2009

Pawel Jakub Dawidek has been awarded a grant to implement storage replication software that will enable users to use the FreeBSD operating system for highly available configurations where data has to be shared across the cluster nodes. The project is partly being funded by OMCnet Internet Service GmbH and TransIP BV.

EuroBSDCon Feedback
EuroBSDCon Feedback 09/23/2009

Reports are starting to trickle in from those who attended last week’s EuroBSDCon. Robert Watson notes that the FreeBSD Developer’s Summit was the largest yet in the EU with around 70 attendees. And, despite the poor economy, attendance for the conference was up at about 180 attendees, and the dinner sponsored by iXsystems sold out at 150 with a waiting list.

Tags: ,

EuroBSDCon
EuroBSDCon 09/01/2009

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to once again be a sponsor of EuroBSDCon. This year, Robert Watson of the Foundation is a co-organizer of the conference with UKUUG.

Tags: ,

The Importance of Speaking at Conferences

In this post, Ion-Mihai Tetcu discusses the importance of BSD developers speaking at non-BSD specific and international conferences.

Tags: , ,

Safe Removal of Active Disk Devices

Earlier this year, the Foundation sponsored Edward Tomasz Napierala to fix FreeBSD’s #1 reported bug: a USB disk causing a panic when detached before unmounting.

Tags: ,

New Board Member
New Board Member 08/07/2009

We are pleased to announce the addition of Dru Lavigne to our Board of Directors. Dru brings with her years of experience as a writer, FreeBSD advocate, and FreeBSD administrator/teacher.

Tags:

Be Counted Campaign
Be Counted Campaign 08/06/2009

Millions of systems run FreeBSD. Hundreds of volunteers contribute to FreeBSD’s success. But what is the size of FreeBSD’s user base? This simple question is very hard to answer, but its answer is vital to the cause of promoting FreeBSD.

Tags: ,

Hot off the Press: FreeBSD Foundation Newsletter

In this Edition:

  • Letter From the President
  • 2009 Fundraising Drive …