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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Update on HAST Project

Pawel Jakub Dawidek has completed the first milestone for the High Available Storage Project. He writes: I want to report that first milestone of the HAST project is complete.

Colin Percival on Supporting the Foundation

Developers not only benefit from the work done by the Foundation, they also help to financially support it. Colin Percival writes about donating to the Foundation on his blog.

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In Memory of Donations

It is with sadness that we note the passing of long time FreeBSD committer, John Birrell. Many in the FreeBSD community had the opportunity to interact with John online and perhaps meet him in person at a BSDCan. He will be missed.

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AsiaBSDCon 2010
AsiaBSDCon 2010 11/18/2009

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to once again be a sponsor of AsiaBSDCon 2010. This conference will be held in Tokyo, March 11-14, 2010. If you are considering speaking at this conference, the call for papers ends on December 20.

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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.

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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.

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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.