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The projects listed on this page are funded by donations given to The FreeBSD Foundation. There are many on-going projects being worked on by volunteers, companies, etc. for the FreeBSD Project. To find out more about these projects please visit the FreeBSD Project’s website.

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The FreeBSD Foundation is soliciting the submission of proposals for work relating to any of the major subsystems or infrastructure within the FreeBSD operating system. Proposals will be evaluated based on desirability, technical merit and cost-effectiveness.  

Please see the Project Proposal Overview for a short review of the process. For more in-depth information, please see the Submission Guidelines.

 

FreeBSD Foundation Sponsored Projects

Project Status: Completed

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that Swinburne University of Technology’s Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures has been awarded a grant to implement Five new TCP Congestion Control Algorithms in FreeBSD.

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Project Status: Completed

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that Julien Ridoux and Darryl Veitch at the University of Melbourne have been awarded a grant to implement support of feed-forward clock synchronization algorithms.

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Project Status: Completed

The C standard library (libc) is one of the most important parts of a UNIX system as most programs interact with the kernel through interfaces written in C. Porting code between platforms with similar libc implementations is trivial and if something is supported by libc, higher-level languages can use it without being reimplemented.

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Project Status: Completed

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded Bjoern Zeeb a grant to analyze the performance of FreeBSD’s IPv6 stack. This project is jointly sponsored with iXsystems.

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Project Status: Completed

The FreeBSD audit facility provides fine-grained, configurable logging of security-relevant events. One of the key purposes of logging security events is postmortem analysis in case of system compromise.

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Project Status: Complete

This project makes it possible to grow a UFS or ZFS file system while mounted read-write. This includes changes to both file systems, GEOM infrastructure, and drivers.

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Project Status: Completed

The FreeBSD Documentation Project relied on outdated and obsolete tools for producing the FreeBSD Handbook and other documentation.

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Project Status: Completed

The ARM architecture is expanding into higher-end server computing markets, and supporting sophisticated features of the platform is key to FreeBSD’s success in these new areas.

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Project Status: Complete

This project delivered a native in-kernel iSCSI stack (both target and initiator) for the increasingly popular block storage protocol.

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Project Status: Complete

This project continued the integration of Capsicum and the Casper daemon into FreeBSD. A new structure for capability rights increased the number of possible capability rights to around 1000, allowing for future development while maintaining API/ABI compatibility.

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