As most of you will be aware, BSDCan is one of the major annual BSD conferences, and Google sponsors development of the 5 big BSD’s each year in the Summer of Code. More info with regards to these events below.
The FreeBSD Foundation will be providing a limited number of travel grants to individuals requesting assistance. Please fill out and submit the (PDF) Travel Grant Request Application by April 15, 2011 to apply for this grant.
This program is open to FreeBSD developers of all sorts (kernel hackers, documentation authors, bugbusters, system administrators, etc). In some cases we are also able to fund non-developers, such as active community members and FreeBSD advocates. Read further
Google Summer of Code 2011
Google Announces Summer of Code Accepted Projects
Google has announced the accepted projects list for its 2011 Google Summer of Code (GSOC) Program. Accepted Projects can be viewed on this page. FreeBSD is among them. If you want to take part, check out the FreeBSD GSoC ideas page.
Grazer Linuxtag 2011
FH Joanneum Graz, Graz, Austria –
The Grazer Linuxtag is a one day event (09 April 2011, FH Joanneum Graz, Graz, Austria) on Linux and free software in general. Besides a FreeBSD booth and the possibility to take the BSDA certification exam there will also be a BSD Bootcamp with live workshops covering different FreeBSD topics. More information can be found here.
Most readers here will be aware of BSDTalk, a blog filled with audio interviews about the BSD family of free operating systems.
There is now another BSD related show over at webbaverse.com: The BSD Show
So fare there are the following FreeBSD related interviews:
There is now a PC-BSD Book Forum where readers can share their errata, requests for second editions, discuss book pages they found useful or which need improvement, and provide book reviews.
They talk about some of the new features coming up in PC-BSD 8.0, gaming on BSD, his work on the unique look and feel of PC-BSD, and Camp KDE.
FLOSS Weekly is a podcast covering free and open source software.
Will Backman has interviewed Randal Schwartz on BSDTalk (24 mins). They talk about Randal’s early experiences with BSD, permissive licenses, OpenBSD, OpenSolaris, perl, the BSDFund credit card, and the Floss Weekly podcast.
FreeNAS will stay FreeBSD-based, with the ZFS file system and the project will stay open source. The roadmap and some other things are still being thought about and worked on.