Don't Miss the FreeBSD Content at FOSDEM '19

Attending FOSDEM19? Don’t forget to check out the many FreeBSD-related talks and be sure to stop by the FreeBSD Stand to chat with members of the Foundation team and FreeBSD community. 

November/December 2018 FreeBSD Journal Now Available

The November/December 2018 issue of the FreeBSD Journal is now available! The latest issue is focused on FreeBSD 12.0 and more!

December 2018 Development Projects Update

As the year wraps up we’ve looked back at what we’ve accomplished in 2018. Work continues on some projects, such as online RAID-Z expansion, but we’re now starting to look ahead at the work we’ll sponsor in 2019.

Thank You for Supporting FreeBSD

On behalf of the FreeBSD Foundation, thank you for all of your support in 2018. Take a minute to see what you helped us accomplish this year! 

2018 in Review: Advocacy

As we continue our look back at 2018, let’s take a look at how your support helped us advocate for theProject. Advocacy is a big part of our mission, and we dedicated a lot of time and funding to spreading the word about FreeBSD over the past year. From giving talks, and staffing tables to handing out flash drives preloaded with the latest release, the Foundation team promoted FreeBSD at 28 events all over the world. For the first time, the Foundation added a FreeBSD presence to All Things Open in Raleigh, North Carolina and we held a week long workshop in Tonga.

Guest Blog Post: Alexandru Elisei on Implementing bhyve for arm64

At University Politehnica of Bucharest, the Bachelor’s curriculum includes two operating system courses: the first one, in the third year, teaches the fundamental principles common to all operating systems: processes, virtual memory, I/O. The second course is optional and is taught in the fourth year. Despite its name, the course, ‘Advanced Operating Systems’, is a course about writing Linux drivers.

Your Impact on FreeBSD in 2018

I can’t believe it’s already the middle of December! As I reflect on our contributions over the year, I can’t be more proud of my team of employees, contractors, and volunteers, who are passionate about FreeBSD and dedicated to supporting the FreeBSD Project and community.

2018 in Review: Foundation Interns

Last year, we spoke about the Foundation’s new co-op program in conjunction with University of Waterloo. Introducing people to FreeBSD is an important part of the Foundation’s mission. We were pleased to continue the program in 2018 and even more excited when one of the first interns became a full-fledged committer.

MeetBSD 2018 Trip Report: Conor Beh

Thanks to the FreeBSD Foundation, I was able to attend MeetBSD, my first BSD conference and second open source conference ever. It was an amazing experience. As someone who lives in a remote rural area, the ability to directly interact with like minded people is invaluable. While learning is a huge part of conferences, the interaction with the community is vital too. The community is what makes the FreeBSD project what it is today, a thriving success, full of extremely motivated people. It was so much fun being able to see and converse with people I’ve read blog posts about or talked to online. I came to BSD for great performance and security, but I am staying for the community. My flight arrived at the San Jose International Airport just after noon on the 18th. It was a long day getting there, but it was worth it.



MeetBSD 2018 Trip Report: Rodney Grimes

I wish to extend my thanks to the FreeBSD Foundation for the travel grant which allowed me to attend MeetBSD 2018 as a representative of the Release Engineering team.  I would also like to thank Michael Dexter and iXsystems for advancing the funds, and making travel and hotel arrangements to accommodate my stay in Santa Clara for the event.  Furthermore I would like thank Sabina Anja, Sean Chittenden, Brad Davis, Michael Dexter, and Michael Lucas who paid for various meals throughout the conference.