New Director
New Director 03/14/2010

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that Erwin Lansing has joined the Board of Directors. For those of you who haven’t met Erwin, here is his bio:

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Accepting Travel Grant Applications for BSDCan

The FreeBSD Foundation is now accepting travel grant applications for BSDCan 2010. If interested, please fill out the Travel Grant application by April 9, 2010 to apply for this grant.

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HAST Project is Complete!

Late yesterday, Paweł Jakub Dawidek committed HAST to HEAD, marking the completion of this Foundation sponsored project. We asked Pawel to write a few words about the project. He says:

HAST is ready!

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Accepting Project Proposals

The FreeBSD Foundation is soliciting the submission of proposals for work relating to any of the major subsystems or infrastructure within the FreeBSD operating system. Proposals will be evaluated based on desirability, technical merit, and cost-effectiveness. Download the PDF of the complete Guidelines if you are interested in a submission.

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Accepting Travel Grant Applications for AsiaBSDCon 2010

Calling all FreeBSD developers needing assistance with travel expenses to AsiaBSDCon 2010. The FreeBSD Foundation will be providing a limited number of travel grants to individuals requesting assistance.

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How the FreeBSD Project's Processes Help Companies Build Products

George Neville-Neil has written the lead article for the January issue of the Open Source Business Resource (OSBR) and the FreeBSD Foundation is the sponsor for this month’s issue. The entire issue is available as a PDF and George’s article is also available in HTML.

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Letter from the President

From the December Foundation Newsletter: In 2009, the FreeBSD project had the misfortune of losing two long time contributors: John Birrell and Jean-Marc Zucconi.

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FreeBSD Project Receives Bad Code Offset

The Bad Code Offsets project of The Alliance for Code Excellence is “a way to undo the bad code other people have written without actually replacing the bad code. Much like carbon offsets, money used to buy Bad Code Offsets goes towards open-source projects which not only produce good code, but produce software that helps developers build good software”.

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Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit 2009

Brooks Davis recently reported on his trip to the Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit 2009. The Foundation assisted in some of his travel costs to this event.

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Thank You!
Thank You! 12/17/2009

We would like to thank everyone who has donated to the FreeBSD Foundation this year. We have raised $182,778 towards our 2009 goal of $300,000! We are almost 2/3 of the way to reaching our goal! Oh, and BTW, we have had 663 donors this year.

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