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.
This is an interview with Michael Dexter about BSD Fund. They talk about the release of the BSD Fund Visa Credit Card, PCC, and various other projects.
Michel Dexter has now announced the Beastie Visa Card. Every time the BSD Fund Visa is used, a small donation is made to BSD Fund to support its programs. Note, that currently the card is only available to US residents.
They talk about how iXsystems has build its business model around open source software and how open source software is being used internally as much as possible.
As a sidenote, BSDTalk is celebrating its 3rd birthday. Congratulations, Will. Keep this going!
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