New *BSD VPS service

Denys Sinyakov emailed me asking to let you all know about a new BSD VPS service that he has started.

If you were looking for affordable and robust virtual server solution YOU are at the RIGHT place! Our company offers virtual private servers on the most stable in the world BSD platform. This includes operating systems from BSD family such as FreeBSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD. We are NOT using jail technology to limit VPS/VDS resources and implemented VMware and VirtualBox technolgy. This allow us to provide dedicated recources to every client and to give away the whole control over the OS without any limitations.

Links: VPS Planswebsite:


FreeBSD Multimedia Resources List

The website has a little know corner, called FreeBSD Multimedia Resources List.

Links on this page refer to multimedia resources (podcast, vodcast, audio recordings, video recordings, photos) related to FreeBSD or of interest for FreeBSD users.

This list is available as chronological overview, as a tag cloud and via the sources.

FreeBSD Multimedia Resources List.

Debian gets FreeBSD kernel support

The open-source Debian operating system (Linux) gained support for the FreeBSD kernel last weekend (unstable / experimental), allowing users to run the same operating system on two different software cores.

The project was announced in a message to the Debian developers’ announcement list.

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Will it be useful? Time will tell –

The Debian kFreeBSD Team have listed their reasons for enabling the FreeBSD kernel.

FreeBSD 7.2 BETA available

I’ve not seen an official announcement yet and the release notes aren’t available yet, but FreeBSD 7.2 BETA has been uploaded to the FTP servers (i386 on 31/03. ia64 on 01/04).

Please note, as this hasn’t been announced yet by the Team, the files can still be pulled or contain (major) bugs (though this is very rare).


FreeBSD and Google Summer of Code 2009

Google is now hosting the Google Summer of Code for the 5th year running, and FreeBSD has been selected again as eligible for the mentoring organisation.

If you or any other student is interested in contributing to the development of FreeBSD and get paid for doing so, have a look at the FreeBSD Summer of Code 2009 page. You can find here general information, info on past projects, sample project ideas, guidelines etc etc.

Key dates to note:


  • March 23 - Student application period opens
  • April 3 - Student application deadline.
  • April 15 – The End of applications
  • April 20 - ccepted student proposals announced on the Google Summer of Code 2009 site
  • May 23 – Project officially began
  • July 6 - Mentors and students can begin submitting mid-term evaluations
  • July 13 - Mid-term evaluations deadline
  • August 10 – Suggested ’pencils down’ date. Take a week to scrub code, write tests, improve documentation, etc.
  • August 17 - Firm ‘pencils down’ date. Mentors, students and organization administrators can begin submitting final evaluations to Google
  • August 24 – final assessment deadline
  • August 25 - Final results of GSoC 2009 announced
  • September 3 - Students can begin submitting required code samples to Google

FreeBSD and Google’s Summer of Code (GSoC)

The FreeBSD Project is pleased that Google has once again invited the FreeBSD Project to participate in their Summer of Code program, which pays student developers to work on Open Source projects.

Over the last four years, over 70 Summer of Code projects have generated improvements to almost every part of FreeBSD; many of the students have gone on to become permanent members of FreeBSD’s international development team.

Students interested in working with the FreeBSD Project should start preparing now by visiting the Google Summer of Code website and the FreeBSD Summer of Code site and discussing their ideas on one of the FreeBSD public mailing lists or on the #freebsd-soc IRC channel on EFNet. P.S. Please pass along this post or one of these posters to anyone who might be interested.

Source: FreeBSD Announce Mailinglist