FreeBSD Foundation Newsletter, July 31, 2014
In this Edition:
Welcome to our July 2014 Semi-Annual Newsletter!
As we reach the middle of 2014, we want to take the opportunity to
highlight what we've accomplished so far this year to help support the
FreeBSD Project and community.
One of the most exciting projects we started this year was the
publication of the online FreeBSD Journal. We are not only funding this
magazine, with hopes of it being self-supported through subscriptions
and ads, but we also have board members on the editorial staff. So far,
we've received a large amount of positive feedback, and look forward to
making both the Journal and subscription process even better.
In this newsletter, you'll have a chance to read more about the
Journal; check out summaries from the conferences and summits we
sponsored; take a look at current Foundation funded development projects
and fundraising efforts; and review our latest financial reports.
Lastly, as usual, our president and founder, Justin Gibbs, wrote the
most inspiring letter yet. In fact after reading his letter, I was
motivated to come up with my own elevator pitch instead of the usual
"FreeBSD is like Linux, only better!" Working with Justin, our board
members and staff, and the entire FreeBSD community continually humbles
me. It's inspiring to know there are so many passionate FreeBSD people
out there, helping to make this the most reliable, innovative, stable,
secure, and well-loved operating system available.
Now, sit back, get a cup of coffee or tea, and take a moment to read our
The FreeBSD Foundation
The Elevator Pitch
Sitting in a center seat of United's economy class, I maneuvered to
best utilize the 31 inches of seat pitch allocated to my 6 foot frame.
Even with my knees unnaturally splayed, I wasn't making friends with the
passenger in front of me. A pointed knee in the back tends to make that
The environment at 36,000 feet couldn't have been more hostile to
casual conversation: the rumble of engine and wind noise, two toddlers
crying in chorus about the pressure in their ears, a string of
thunderstorms on our path to Denver sending spasms of light to moderate
chop. But chatting with a fellow passenger seemed the best way to take
my mind off of my situation and the jealousy inspired by seeing his left
leg fully extended into the aisle.
Jim, a regional salesmen, had been first to engage. A master of
small talk, he quickly covered his love for the Denver area, how he
missed the opportunity to make Denver his home base after buying a house
in Phoenix a mere week prior to being assigned the territory, and that
he didn't know how he was going to juggle his constant travel schedule
once his first child, well on the way, was born. In a matter of two
minutes, I felt like I really knew Jim.
This skill of engaging with others on a truly human level is
probably the key to Jim's success as a salesman. Fortunately I'm not a
doctor looking to buy medical devices for the hearing impaired. I doubt
I'd be able to resist his charm.
Then came my turn: the story of my journey to Boulder, how becoming
a parent changes you in ways its impossible to explain to those who
haven't experienced it, and that my own kids are growing up so fast I
can't blink for fear of missing the moments that really matter. As a
parent talking to a future parent, it was easy to connect. But when the
conversation moved to work life, I had to consider Jim's world view or
risk boring him with the esoteric, technical details of my typical work
In the past, this type of conversation would be filled with poor
analogies. "Have you heard of Linux? FreeBSD is an operating system just
like Linux, only better." Such comparisons are rarely satisfying. They
paint FreeBSD as an also-ran without providing any motivation for
FreeBSD to exist, or for people to invest in its success. They also
fundamentally fail to explain the importance of FreeBSD's technology;
how it silently makes so many aspects of modern life possible.
Fortunately, the very nature of FreeBSD's pervasive effect on the world
provides the perfect path to talk about FreeBSD in ways almost any
audience can understand.
Jim played with his smart phone throughout our conversation,
flipping it over and over - a more convenient option than attempting the
contortions necessary to deliver it back to his pocket without unhooking
his seatbelt. Pointing at the device I asked, "What tasks do you
typically perform on your cell phone?"
"Email of course. Checking sports scores. Performing Internet
searches on potential customers. Getting driving directions. The same
types of things everyone does with their phone, I guess." came the
"There's lots of technology involved in making it possible to do
those things on your phone.", I started. "But a good chunk of it is
common to all applications: sending and receiving data on the network;
routing that data to the right place on the Internet; warehousing data -
your pictures, sport scores, video, news stories, web pages - in a
stable and secure way; utilizing servers to perform computations on that
data, such as calculating statistics on sports teams. I work on a
platform called FreeBSD, that provides these core facilities. Many of
the products and services you use everyday - Netflix, WhatsApp,
FlightAware, Yahoo! Mail, cell phones including the iPhone and Android
handsets, appliances that move traffic across the Internet - leverage
FreeBSD technology. If FreeBSD broke, a lot of what you do on that cell
phone would stop working too."
Given this background, my motivation for being involved with FreeBSD
was easy to explain too, "I've yet to find a different way I could apply
my technical skills and have anything close to the broad and profound
impact on our world that is achieved through my work on FreeBSD."
At this point I had Jim hooked. We discussed the history of FreeBSD,
how FreeBSD also supports embedded processors - like those in the
hearing aids Jim sells, and the challenges of scaling software to meet
the never ending improvements in hardware. The remaining two hours of
our flight passed quickly, and during that time I barely noticed the
cramps forming in my crumpled legs. I also knew that I had made a
My conversation with Jim alone won't change the public's awareness
of FreeBSD. But we all have the power to educate our family, friends,
peers, and even the random individuals we meet everyday, about the
importance and utility of FreeBSD. It only takes a minute - the time to
take a single elevator ride - to give someone an understanding of
FreeBSD and our passion for making this platform possible. We just need
to be better salesmen. Like Jim, we need to connect on a human level and
communicate in ways our audience can comprehend.
So, the next time the opportunity presents itself, take a risk. Try
to relate to the person next to you and strike up a conversation. I know
this can be hard. Most of us involved in technology are more introverted
than outgoing, but I think you'll be surprised how easy it is to draw
connections between someone's daily experiences and FreeBSD. In doing
so, you'll help grow FreeBSD's mind share and influence.
It may seem improbable that you can change the world one
conversation at a time. No one can predict the conversation that will be
the genesis of several more, reach a key decision maker for a new
product or service, or encourage someone to try FreeBSD. What I do know,
is that "word of mouth" - direct, personalized, communication - is our
most powerful tool for increasing the reach of FreeBSD.
Spread the word.
Justin T. Gibbs
President and Founder
The FreeBSD Foundation
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We are half way through the year, and we're about a quarter of the
way to our fundraising goal! If you look at our
budget, you will see where we have earmarked our funds for 2014. It's
an ambitious goal, but it doesn't come close to what we would like to fund to help
the Project. Each year we receive more requests for projects to
fund, conferences to sponsor, legal support, vendor relation support
and visits, equipment for co-location facilities to support and
expand the FreeBSD infrastructure, membership fees for FreeBSD
developers to get access to specifications, and much more. Our
goal, is to increase this support, as we bring in more larger
Where have we spent your donations this year?
- We funded the new, highly informative on-line magazine, the FreeBSD Journal.
- We sponsored more conferences and summits, including NYCBSDCon,
BSDCan, AsiaBSDCon, and the Ottawa developer and vendor summits.
- We funded development projects like: Updated video console (Newcons),
UEFI system boot support, Native iSCSI kernel stack, New automounter,
and Capsicum improvements.
- We hired a marketing director to increase our FreeBSD marketing and
advocacy efforts. This person will help expand our outreach and promotion of
FreeBSD via the FreeBSD Journal, white papers, brochures, social media,
media outlets and more.
- We purchased equipment to help protect FreeBSD infrastructure by
duplicating support at co-location facilities, so if one goes away,
we will still be up and running.
- We provided release engineering support.
- We paid for power at co-location facilities, provided tele-conferencing
services for FreeBSD teams to communicate and meet more often, and continued
to protect our FreeBSD IP.
How are we going to raise the money needed this year?
We are going to ask more. We are going to approach more companies who use
FreeBSD and ask them to give back to the Project, via the Foundation.
We are also going to increase the number of in-person visits we make each year.
These face-to-face visits allow us to present the Project's structure,
how it's organized, how to exchange information, and other areas that will
make the use of FreeBSD more efficient and effective for the user. We are
building our relationships with these larger consumers, and helping
facilitate collaboration between them and FreeBSD developers. It's an
opportunity to exchange information on what the customers are doing and
what is being worked on in the Project.
When we visit these companies, we also present our funding model,
where we spend our money, and our fundraising history. Our goal is
to show potential donors why we need the money and how we spend it.
Our financials are transparent, where we post quarter or year-end
financial reports quarterly. Our financial reports now show more detail
than before. We have three categories for our spending, Program, Fundraising,
and Administrative expenses. You can now get a pretty accurate picture
of how much is going to the Project, compared to what we are spending on overhead.
We have our new marketing director, who is committed to improving and
increasing our communications and visibility with the FreeBSD and open
source communities. We are going to better inform a broader audience
on how we are using your funds to improve, grow, and make FreeBSD a
widely accepted and universally known and loved operating system.
We still need your help with bringing in donations. First, we continue
to need individual donations to not only help us meet our goal, but to
show the number of people who really care about FreeBSD. It also helps
us meet our IRS public charity status. Second, we need you to help promote
the Foundation and FreeBSD by sharing our posts on social media. Do you
use FreeBSD? If so, how has it helped you? Sharing your stories helps
promote FreeBSD too. Lastly, we have a goal of adding 10 more company logos
this year to our donor page. You can help by encouraging your company to
donate $10,000 or more to get their logo up on our website to show their
support for FreeBSD. And soon, we will be rotating those logos in our
footer on our homepage.
Donate today to help us continue and increase our support of the
FreeBSD Project and community worldwide! Making a donation is quick
Click here to make a donation.
contributed by Deb Goodkin
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The first half of 2014 was a productive period for FreeBSD
Foundation-sponsored project development. Between the Foundation’s four
permanent staff members and individual project contractors, we
contributed a total of 431 changes to FreeBSD’s development branch - not
including additional work bringing changes back into release branches.
FreeBSD 10.0 included Edward Tomasz Napierała’s native in-kernel iSCSI
target and initiator. Additional bug fixes and improvements have since
been committed, and will appear in FreeBSD 10.1. Chelsio Communications
is also building on top of the new iSCSI stack, incorporating changes to
take advantage of hardware offload capabilities provided by their 10
gigabit and 40 gigabit Ethernet adapters. Edward has most recently been
working on a new automounter implementation, which you can read about
Konstantin Belousov investigated reports of poor performance when
running PostgreSQL 9.3 on FreeBSD. This work uncovered a number of
scalability concerns in the FreeBSD kernel, and changes to address them
are currently in progress. Although PostgreSQL was used to expose these
issues the changes are applicable to a broader class of similar
workloads. Work is also continuing on the Intel graphics driver update.
Glen Barber managed the FreeBSD 9.3 release engineering process.
FreeBSD 9.3 released on schedule thanks to his oversight and the hard
work of the entire release engineering team. Glen also continued
working on producing virtual machine images as part of the FreeBSD
release process, in order to ease deployment on cloud services such as
Microsoft Azure, Amazon EC2, and Google Compute Engine.
Pawel Jakub Dawidek completed a project to improve the auditdistd audit
daemon as requested by the FreeBSD Project’s cluster administration
team, to ensure access to Project resources is recorded in a secure
The Foundation’s current focus areas for development projects include
security, performance, development tools, and architecture support. We
have some exciting projects in these areas, that we’ll be announcing
Individual projects are described in further detail below.
contributed by Ed Maste
The new vt(4) system console provides a replacement for the legacy
system console. It brings a number of improvements, including better
integration with graphics modes and broader character set support.
Since the last report additional features have been added to the
project’s scope. These include support for double width characters
(allowing for Asian character sets), a UEFI framebuffer driver, and
early driver priority selection.
To ease the transition from syscons to vt, it is now possible to include
both consoles in a single kernel. The standard GENERIC kernel on the
i386 and amd64 platforms now includes both. A small module supports a
kernel environment variable to select between the two drivers.
This work is currently being merged into the release branch, and will be
available in FreeBSD 10.1.
contributed by Aleksandr Rybalko
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The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) provides boot- and
run-time services for x86 and other computers. For the x86 architecture
it replaces the legacy BIOS. This project adapts the FreeBSD loader and
kernel boot process for compatibility with UEFI firmware, found on
contemporary servers, desktops, and laptops.
The basic UEFI boot process is now complete and integrated into FreeBSD
HEAD. The vt(4)-based framebuffer driver is automatically selected for
UEFI boot. Nathan Whitehorn contributed some final integration
components, including UEFI support in the FreeBSD installer.
Our Secure Boot implementation is delayed, as our plan relied on a
Microsoft-signed shim loader, and Microsoft has added new requirements
to the process. We do remain committed to providing a Secure Boot
implementation, and will adapt the plan as necessary.
We plan to merge all of the UEFI boot and vt(4) console changes to the
release branch to be ready to ship in FreeBSD 10.1.
contributed by Ed Maste
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A recurring problem reported by large FreeBSD users is deficiencies in
the current automounter, amd(8). A new FreeBSD Foundation-sponsored
project will develop a new automounter to address these concerns.
The new automounter is a cleanroom implementation of functionality
available in most other Unix systems, using proper kernel support
provided by a new autofs filesystem. The automounter supports a
standard map format, and integrates with the Lightweight Directory
Access Protocol (LDAP) service.
The project is at an early testing stage. A patch will be released as
part of a broader call for testing after additional review on some
critical components (in particular, the autofs filesystem). After
fixing reported problems the code will be committed to FreeBSD
11-CURRENT. It’s expected to be merged to a release branch in time be
included in FreeBSD 10.2.
contributed by Edward Tomasz Napierała
With careful guidance from its distinguished Editorial Board and
contributions from leading authors in the field, the recently launched
FreeBSD Journal is publishing important, cutting edge content--and
reader response has been ecstatic. In a short period of time—3 issues/6
months—the new magazine has attracted almost 3,000 subscribers and is
expected to break the 5,000 mark by year’s end.
The first three issues covered FreeBSD 10.0, pkg(8) and Networking. The
focus of the upcoming July-August issue is FreeBSD and Virtualization.
Articles include cover topics such as FreeBSD on Amazon's EC2, and
FreeBSD's own native virtualization system, bhyve. Plus, you'll find a
piece on Xen and an off-topic, bonus article on the USE Method. In
addition to technical articles, each issue contains a calendar of
upcoming events; provides a bit of history with “this month in FreeBSD;”
offers a Conference Report; and the must-read Ports Report and svn
update columns. Every issue of the magazine contains essential
information for anyone working with FreeBSD and should not be missed!
FreeBSD Journal is available at the Apple, Google and Kindle stores at
$19.99/year for six (6) issues or $6.99 for a single issue. Beginning
with the July-August issue publishing on August 7, the magazine will
also be available for reading on a desktop or laptop computer. We call
this the FreeBSD Journal Dynamic Edition. You can learn more about the
new Dynamic Edition format and/or subscribe to any version here.
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NYCBSDCon 2014 was
held on February 8 in Manhattan.
Organized by the New York City *BSD
User Group, this was the fifth NYCBSDCon in ten years. But unlike
past events the aim was not for a large two-day conference with
attendees from afar who were already part of the *BSD community.This
year's NYCBSDCon was a single day and attracted people from the New York
metropolitan area, many of whom are not currently *BSD users.
We publicized heavily in the New York area. Inexpensive tickets were
sold in physical locations up to the week before the conference,
including at other user groups' events.
The conference theme was "The BSDs in Production." Seeking to highlight
why the BSDs are the best solution for a wide array of production
scenarios instead of just another option, attendees were exposed to
leading examples such as Netflix's use of FreeBSD, Postgresql on ZFS,
and particular build environments.
With a capacity crowd of over 100 people, lively presentations and
discussions saturated the day. The vast majority of the attendees were
local to the New York City area. Remarkably for a *BSD conference a
large number were not *BSD users, reflecting the outreach and
A day conference with a local focus is more manageable than a multi-day
event in which speakers and attendees arrive from around the globe. We
are constantly re-evaluating the conference, moving in different
directions from other *BSD conferences and augmenting the variety of
*BSD conferences offered worldwide.
As with all previous NYCBSDCons, profits are distributed equally to the
four *BSD projects (DragonFly BSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD). Once the
final wrap-up is complete over $1000 will be donated to each project,
raised from registrations, an auction of Michael W. Lucas's "Absolute
OpenBSD, 2nd Edition" won by a FreeBSD developer, and the always
generous sponsorships including the FreeBSD Foundation.
Presentation videos are slowly making their way to YouTube.
contributed by George Rosamond
FreeBSD Foundation is a Platinum sponsor of AsiaBSDCon 2014 which was
held in March.
- What is AsiaBSDCon?
AsiaBSDCon is an international conference for users and developers on
BSD-derived operating systems. This conference started in 2004 and
has been held in Japan on a yearly basis since 2007. It is a 4-day
conference including tutorials, meetings, paper sessions, and social
events. The primary goal of this conference is to collect the best
technical papers and presentations available to ensure that the latest
developments in our open source community are shared with the widest
possible audience. It has roughly been recognized as "an annual BSD
conference in Japan" and a good place to mingle with developers in
Asia. Tokyo is attractive also as a tourism destination; fine
Japanese food, high-speed Internet access, Akihabara Electric Town for
digital gadget geeks---mixture of Eastern traditional culture and
AsiaBSDCon 2014 was the 9th conference held in a building located in
central Tokyo in March, 2014. The number of attendees was 150
including speakers and volunteers. We had 4 invited talks, 6
tutorials, and 19 regular papers. Matthew Ahrens gave a talk about
OpenZFS, and Eric Allman gave one about open source business. Scott
Long gave one about exciting FreeBSD projects in Netflix, and
Dr. Marshall Kirk McKusick gave a talk about recent additions to
FreeBSD security model and implementation. A regular talk in the
conference has a paper corresponding to it, and a printed proceedings
which contains all of the papers is distributed in advance, by the
common practice in academia to help people understand the topics. The
official language in the oral sessions and the papers is English.
- How does FreeBSD benefit from AsiaBSDCon?
A lot of FreeBSD developers have attended AsiaBSDCon and actively
discussed their on-going projects. FreeBSD Developer Summit is
regularly held in the first two days as done in the other
long-established BSD conferences including BSDCan in Canada and
EuroBSDCon in European region. In 10 years, more than 80 technical
papers on FreeBSD and/or by active FreeBSD developers were presented
in AsiaBSDCon. The papers in PDF and videos of them can be found at
the official web site.
Most of FreeBSD developers in Asian region do not attend conferences
in US or Europe because of the distance, cost, and language issues
while they have worked on interesting topics. AsiaBSDCon is providing
an opportunity for face-to-face communication among such people, and
it worked successfully so far. Over 60 *BSD developers from Asia,
Europe, and North America attend every year.
- Sponsorship from FreeBSD Foundation
The AsiaBSDCon organizing committee has been supported by sponsorship
from several organizations. The FreeBSD Foundation is one of the
primary sponsors of AsiaBSDCon for years and also providing travel
grants for FreeBSD developers. I would like to extend our
appreciation to FreeBSD Foundation for supporting us on behalf of the
organizing committee. It allows us to invite developers from various
regions far from Japan such as Europe and US.
- Future Conferences
The next one, AsiaBSDCon 2015 is planned in March 2015 and the
preparation is in progress. Please consider submitting your paper and
coming to Japan. You are sure to be satisfied with the experiences
Official Web Site
contributed by Hiroki Sato
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BSDCan 2014 was well received by all. This was our eleventh year and we
had many new people attending for their first time. In total, we had 241
(up 9% from last year) people from 24 countries.
With increased sponsorship, we were able to increase our food budget,
much to the rave reviews of the attendees. Everyone agreed we should
make this a permanent feature.
Discussion occurred during and after the conference regarding
scheduling issues. We are trying to avoid a few major holidays and
other large events. With that in mind, BSDCan 2015 will be moved to
June. We are trying to avoid Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Victoria Day,
and the Ottawa marathon. A formal announcement will be made soon.
We had a great line-up of talks and social events. The video and audio
is on YouTube (a list can be found
here). We have
continued to be a conference where both developers and end-users meet to
learn and work together. Every year, people come to Ottawa to meet and
discuss their mutual interests. Great working relationships are created
and long-lasting friendships are started. In many instances, BSDCan is
the only chance for collaborators to meet in person.
This year I had a great help from Jennifer Russell. She was the main
contact for the speakers and dealt with travel and accommodation issues.
Jennifer’s work was very valuable to the conference and we hope to have
her back for next year.
I cannot say enough positive things about our sponsors. Sponsorship is
key to any conference, but for small conferences such as BSDCan, they
are the reason we can carry on. Without their contributions, BSDCan
would be a vastly different event. Sponsorship allows us to bring in
speakers who would otherwise be unable to attend.
Our thanks to our sponsors, speakers, and attendees. See you in June
contributed by Dan Langille
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A FreeBSD Developers Summit was held May 14th, 15th, and 16th in
Ottawa, Canada alongside the BSDCan 2014 conference. Seventy-two
FreeBSD developers and forty-seven guests attended the summit.
Breakout sessions were held on a wide range of topics including
Documentation Translation, Java, Hardware Performance Monitoring
Counters, Ports and Packages, Testing, and OpenZFS on the first two
days of the summit. Scott Long and Mike Peterson talked about how a
FreeBSD consumer can build community with the FreeBSD project and with
vendors. John Baldwin presented a description of a new release
support model proposed by the FreeBSD Core team in conjunction with
the release engineering, security, and port manager teams. Several
developers presented talks during a developers summit track open to
all BSDCan attendees on May 16th.
Attendees networked at a casual, summit-wide dinner on Wednesday
evening as well as at a "speed-geeking" vendor summit on Thursday
evening. After dinner each evening, attendees hacked code, swapped
The developers summit would not have been possible without generous
support from sponsors including The FreeBSD Foundation, BSDCan, and
Tarsnap. All of the developers and guests who chaired and
participated in breakout sessions and gave talks also contributed
greatly to the summit's success.
contributed by John Baldwin
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At previous Vendor Summits, we worked through a list of issues and
suggested improvements provided by the vendors. For the 2014 BSDCan
Vendor Summit we took a different approach and connected the vendor's
developers with project members as a way of recruiting additional
FreeBSD committers. In order to facilitate the forming of productive
working relationships between committers and those who wished to become
committers, several volunteers gave a 3 minute overview of their area of
the system (storage, networking, continuous integration, etc.). They
then recruited volunteers from the audience to join the them in
discussing their area of focus. After 20 minutes everyone picked a new
area for discussion allowing many people to be exposed to multiple areas
of interest. We held three rounds of twenty minutes each, followed by
Thanks to Ed Maste, Stacey Son, David Chisnal, Craig Rodrigues,
Alexander Motin, Luigi Rizzo and Marcel Moolenaar for leading the
contributed by George Neville-Neil
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The FreeBSD Foundation was pleased to be a sponsor of the FreeBSD Developer
Summit Cambridge, which took place July 9-12, 2014, in Cambridge, UK.
Check out the August Monthly Update for a full Summit recap.
The FreeBSD Foundation is a Gold Sponsor for the upcoming EuroBSDCon 2014 Conference in
Sofia, Bulgaria September 25-28, 2014. We are also sponsoring the Developer
Summit that takes place the two days before the conference. Many of our
board members will be there, so make sure you stop by our table to say
hi and make a donation for our Fall Fundraising Campaign!
The FreeBSD Foundation is excited to be a Silver Sponsor at the 2014 Grace Hopper
Celebration . GHC 2014 takes place October 8-10, 2014, in Phoenix,
Arizona. We hope to see you there.
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Every year we sponsor FreeBSD related conferences and travel to
these events for FreeBSD contributors. We believe that BSD-centered
and FreeBSD-specific conferences play the dual roles of expanding
the FreeBSD user community and supporting collaborative development.
The FreeBSD Foundation's travel grant program helps to reduce
financial roadblocks to participation in these events.
Our grant recipients often send us amazing tales of their experiences,
proving the value of this program to the FreeBSD community. You can find
these stories and trip reports on our
To find out how to apply for a travel grant, please visit
To get information on how to apply for a grant, please visit
Here is a list of projects, developers, and conferences we have
sponsored for 2014 so far.
2014 Conference Grant Recipients:
- NYCBSDCon 2014 Conference
- AsiaBSDCon 2014 Conference
- BSDCan 2014 Conference
- Ottawa 2014 Developer Summit
- Ottawa 2014 Vendor Summit
- Developer Summit Cambridge
- Grace Hopper Celebration
- EuroBSDCon 2014
- EuroBSDCon Developer Summit
- OpenZFS Vendor Summit
2014 Project Grant Recipients:
- Pawel Jakub Dawidek - auditdistd(8) improvements for the FreeBSD cluster
- Pawel Jakub Dawidek - Integrating the Casper daemon into FreeBSD
- Aleksandr Rybalko - Updated vt(4) system console
2014 Travel Grant Recipients:
- BSDCan - 7 travel grants awarded
- BSDDay Argentina - 1 travel grant awarded
- Cambridge Developer Summit - 1 travel grant awarded
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Limelight Networks is a top tier content delivery network (CDN)
offering superior performance and high availability with a massive
network footprint, an object-based global file system that provides
policy controlled storage and replication, powerful software that
enables organizations to deliver faster websites, more responsive web
applications, the highest quality video for both on demand and live
streaming, while operating at the scale needed to deliver software
downloads and games updates to any device, mobile or fixed, anywhere
in the world.
Our FreeBSD deployment is on order of tens of thousands of bare metal
systems strategically located at internet exchange and peering points
of presence around the world.
We are proud to deliver using FreeBSD and have done so since 2001.
Limelight Networks is committed to the long term success of FreeBSD
and we appreciate the efforts of the FreeBSD community and The FreeBSD
-- Kevin Bowling, Systems Architect,
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2014 Q1-Q2 Profit/Loss
2014 Q1-Q2 Balance Sheet
are posted on our website.
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