EuroBSDCon Feedback
EuroBSDCon Feedback 09/23/2009

Reports are starting to trickle in from those who attended last week’s EuroBSDCon. Robert Watson notes that the FreeBSD Developer’s Summit was the largest yet in the EU with around 70 attendees. And, despite the poor economy, attendance for the conference was up at about 180 attendees, and the dinner sponsored by iXsystems sold out at 150 with a waiting list.

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EuroBSDCon
EuroBSDCon 09/01/2009

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to once again be a sponsor of EuroBSDCon. This year, Robert Watson of the Foundation is a co-organizer of the conference with UKUUG.

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The Importance of Speaking at Conferences

In this post, Ion-Mihai Tetcu discusses the importance of BSD developers speaking at non-BSD specific and international conferences.

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Safe Removal of Active Disk Devices

Earlier this year, the Foundation sponsored Edward Tomasz Napierala to fix FreeBSD’s #1 reported bug: a USB disk causing a panic when detached before unmounting.

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New Board Member
New Board Member 08/07/2009

We are pleased to announce the addition of Dru Lavigne to our Board of Directors. Dru brings with her years of experience as a writer, FreeBSD advocate, and FreeBSD administrator/teacher.

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Be Counted Campaign
Be Counted Campaign 08/06/2009

Millions of systems run FreeBSD. Hundreds of volunteers contribute to FreeBSD’s success. But what is the size of FreeBSD’s user base? This simple question is very hard to answer, but its answer is vital to the cause of promoting FreeBSD.

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Hot off the Press: FreeBSD Foundation Newsletter

In this Edition:

  • Letter From the President
  • 2009 Fundraising Drive …

Why We Send Developers to Conferences

You probably know that the FreeBSD Foundation provides travel assistance for developers to attend conferences. If you’ve ever attended a BSD conference yourself, you have experienced first hand the value in networking with both committers and BSD users.

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New Console Driver
New Console Driver 07/21/2009

Ed Schouten has been awarded a grant to write a new console driver for the FreeBSD project. The FreeBSD Foundation is excited to support Ed in providing a more efficient and user-friendly console driver.

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Travel Grants for EuroBSDCon

The FreeBSD Foundation is now accepting travel grant applications for EuroBSDCon. If you are a FreeBSD developer and need assistance with travel costs for this conferece, please submit a completed TravelRequestForm. Applications need to be in by August 20.

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