Trip Report: Daichi Goto

The next EuroBSDCon trip report is from Daichi Goto: Thank you for the great support of my journey to EuroBSDCon 2011 and the FreeBSD DevSummit 2011. It was a great experience. Thank you again.

Trip Report: Marius Strobl

The generous sponsorship of the FreeBSD Foundation for the first time allowed me to attend EuroBSDCon’11 as well as the associated Developer Summit in its entirety (so far I could only attend one day of last year’s EuroBSDCon Developer Summit).

Implementing xlocale APIs Project Update

The following project update was written by David Chisnall who received a grant from us to implement xlocale APIs to enable porting libc++. We’re pleased that the project is almost completed! It’s traditional to start this sort of thing by telling you who I am.

DIFFUSE for FreeBSD 09/25/2011

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that Swinburne University of Technology’s Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures has been awarded a grant to implement DIFFUSE for FreeBSD.

Implementing xlocale APIs

The C standard library (libc) is one of the most important parts of a UNIX system as most programs interact with the kernel through interfaces written in C. Porting code between platforms with similar libc implementations is trivial and if something is supported by libc, higher-level languages can use it without being reimplemented.

Participate in Software Freedom Day

This Saturday, September 17, is Software Freedom Day (SFD). SFD is an annual global event that encourages open source software users to reach out to their local community to educate others about the benefits of using open source.

Accepting Travel Grant Applications for EuroBSDCon 2011

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 September 5, 2011 to apply for this grant.

Semi-Annual Newsletter Available

We are pleased to announce the publication of The FreeBSD Foundation’s 2011 Semi-Annual Newsletter.

BSDCan Trip Report: Baptiste Daroussin

This year I had the privilege to attend BSDCan 2011 thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Foundation. I was invited by Erwin Lansing to participate in the Ports Workgroup by presenting the project I am working on with Julien Laffaye: pkgng.

BSDCan Trip Report: Julien Laffaye

During my trip in Ottawa, I met Baptiste Daroussin, with whom I developed the pkg_install replacement pkgng. It was nice to meet face-to-face and to discuss the future goals of pkgng development.

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