FreeBSD Fundraising

FreeBSD Foundeation logoThe FreeBSD Foundation is kicking off the End-of-Year Fund Raising Drive! The FreeBSD Project is not a company and to keep functioning it is dependent upon financial support from users and supporters. So far, $221,808 has been raised – short of the $250,000 target for this year. To find out what the money is used for please check the homepage.

Please contribute to keep FreeBSD free. Click here to donate (any amount will help).

Absolute FreeBSD – Auction

Absolute BSDThe FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce the kicking off of the 2007 Fall Fundraising campaign by auctioning off the first copy of the book Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition. You can be the first one to own this book, while helping the FreeBSD Project and community. This book was generously donated by Michael Lucas, the author, and he will include a signed authentic laser-printed Certificate of Authenticity, and a signed bookplate.To bid on this phenomenal guide to FreeBSD go to:

All proceeds will go to the Foundation. If you’re not interested in bidding on the book you can still support the FreeBSD Foundation by donating.


FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report (Q3/2007)

This report covers FreeBSD related projects between July and October 2007. The sixth EuroBSDCon was held in Denmark in September. The Google Summer of Code project came to a close and lots of participants are working getting their code merged back into FreeBSD. (link to FBSD update on GSoC here).

The bugs in the FreeBSD HEAD branch are being shaked out and it is being prepared for the FreeBSD 7 branching. If your are curious about what’s new in FreeBSD 7.0 we suggest reading Ivan Voras’ excellent summary here .

Thanks to all the reporters for the excellent work! We hope you enjoy reading.

Read the whole report here

FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report (Q2/2007)

FreeBSD Logo (big)If you’re interested in what’s happening with FreeBSD at the moment and especially the technical side of the project, you should have a quick read through the FreeBSD Quaterly Status Report (compiled by Max Laier).

This report covers FreeBSD related projects between April and June 2007. Again an exciting quarter for FreeBSD. In May we saw one of the biggest developers summits to date at BSDCan , our 25 Google Summer of Code students started working on their projects – progress reports are available below, and finally the 7.0 release cycle was started three
weeks ago.

Some highlights:

  • KVM
  • finstall
  • Multiprocessor Network Stack
  • ZFS
  • Xen
  • OpenBSD Hardware Monitors

Read the whole report here.