The Travel Grant Application for EuroBSDcon 2019 is now open. The Foundation can help you attend EuroBSDcon through our travel grant program. Grants are available to FreeBSD developers and advocates who need assistance with travel expenses for attending conferences related to FreeBSD development.
As you may already know, today is Glen Barber’s last day with the Foundation. We’ll all miss having Glen as part of the Foundation team, and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank him for his years of dedication in support of both the Project and the Foundation. We wish him the best at his new position and look forward to working together as he continues his roles within the Project.
June 19th has been declared FreeBSD Day, and we hope you’ll join us in honoring the Project’s pioneering legacy and continuing impact on technology.
Written as part of the FreeBSD Project’s Q1 2019 Status report, check out the highlights of what we did to help FreeBSD last quarter:
We kicked off the year with an all-day board meeting in Berkeley, where FreeBSD began, to put together high-level plans for 2019. This included prioritizing technologies and features we should support, long-term planning for the next 2-5 years, and philosophical discussions on our purpose and goals.
With the 20th Anniversary of LinuxFest Northwest, April 26th-28th, came a great turnout by the FreeBSD community. I had the chance to join our friends in the Linux camp and Open Source community, with three FreeBSD related talks and a large table presence at the conference. Despite LinuxFest Northwest’s somewhat out-of-the-way location, the diversity of talks and the low-stress atmosphere attracted people from all over the world.
Belgium is known for great beer, the best chocolate, and delicious waffles! It’s also the home of the largest open source conference in Europe. FOSDEM 2019 was held in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, February 2-3. I was fortunate to attend it again this year, along with the co-located FreeBSD Developer Summit held on February 1.
In January, two new University of Waterloo co-operative education (co-op) students started working in the FreeBSD Foundation’s Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario office. Now that we’re over half way through the work term, I’ll describe some of the work they’ve done so far, and what we expect over the next two months.
It’s here and it’s free! The January/February 2019 issue of the FreeBSD Journal is now available. The issue focuses on Getting Started with FreeBSD. What better way to share that message than by making the FreeBSD Journal freely available.