AsiaBSDCon 2018 Travel Grant Application Now Open

The Travel Grant Application for AsiaBSDCon 2018 is now open. The Foundation can help you attend AsiaBSDCon through our travel grant program. 

Thank You
Thank You 12/31/2017

Thank you for supporting the FreeBSD Project and Foundation in 2017!

BSDTW 2017 Conference Recap: Li-Wen Hsu

Last month, we held BSDTW 2017 on November 11-12th, 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan. It was the second largest BSD conference in Taiwan and the first one in this decade. In 2004, the first AsiaBSDCon was also held in Taipei. Then all of the following AsiaBSDCon conferences were held in Tokyo, Japan. (AsiaBSDCon 2018 will be in Tokyo again next year, please submit your talk proposal by December 31th 2017, and attend the conference on March 8th-11th)

December 2017 Development Projects Update

The holidays are approaching, and that also brings to an end the work-term for the Foundation’s two co-op students from the University of Waterloo, Heqing (Scottie) Yan and Zakary Nafziger. Scottie and Zak will be back at school in January continuing their studies. This is the second time the Foundation employed Waterloo students, and two new students will start in January. Here, I’ll describe some of Scottie and Zak’s projects over the term.

2017 Release Engineering Recap

Take a minute to read up the efforts of the FreeBSD Release Engineering team in 2017. Your support helps us fund a full-time release engineer to ensure on-time releases, provide better documentation, and facilitate getting others involved in the Release Engineering team. Thanks again to everyone who has supported the Foundation this past year and congrats to the RE team for a successful 2017.

BSDTW '17 Trip Report: Guangyuan Yang

BSDTW ’17 was the first international BSD conference I’ve attended since BSDCan ’17, during which I was an intern at the FreeBSD Foundation. As a sophomore and a fairly new contributor to the project, the friendliness and inclusiveness of this community, and the degree of recognition that I have received for some of my small contributions really made me enjoy staying in the FreeBSD community and continuing to make contributions.

Announcing New Gold Level Foundation Partners

As we reach the final stretch of 2017, we’re pleased to announce the Foundation has two new Gold Partners. Thank you iXsystems and Facebook for your ongoing support of open source and your commitment to FreeBSD. 

Your Impact on FreeBSD

I want to thank everyone who helped us kick off our year-end fundraising campaign by donating during #GivingTuesday! Your generosity raised over $8,000, from 110 donors. Let’s continue this fundraising momentum by helping us meet our 2017 fundraising goal of $1,250,000.

EuroBSDCon 2017 Trip Report:  Li-Wen Hsu

Thanks to the FreeBSD Foundation’s support, as well as the encouragement from my friends, I attended EuroBSDcon 2017. Originally, I did not have plans to attend EuroBSDCon this year, but then changed my mind. I’m glad I did, as I definitely would have regretted not attending since it turned out to be an amazing conference.

EuroBSDCon 2017 Trip Report: Mahdi Mokhtari

My summer kicked off in pretty awesome BSD-flavored form as I was invited by Netzkommune GmbH to work on the following FreeBSD-focused projects: