In this BSDNow.tv episode, hosts Kris Moore and Allan Jude discuss OpenBSD’s new feature “autoinstall”. Following that is an interview with Dru Lavigne regarding her work related to FreeBSD, PC-BSD, and FreeNAS writing and documentation.
The FreeBSD Foundation has just released news regarding their Spring Fundraising Campaign:
We’re kicking off our Spring Fundraising Campaign! Our goal this year is to raise $1,000,000 with a spending budget of $900,000. As we embark on our 15th year of serving the FreeBSD Project and community, we are proud of how we’ve helped FreeBSD become the most innovative, reliable, and high-performance operating system. We are doing this by:
- funding development projects,
- having an internal technical staff available to work on small and large projects, fixing problems, and areas of system administration and release engineering,
- providing legal support,
- funding conferences and summits that allow face-to-face interaction and collaboration between FreeBSD contributors, users, and advocates,
- and advocating for and educating people about FreeBSD by providing high-quality brochures, white papers, and the FreeBSD Journal.
Head on over to this link to make a donation to the FreeBSD Foundation: https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/donate/
For more information about the fundraising campaign, head on over to the FreeBSD Foundation blog over here: http://freebsdfoundation.blogspot.com/2014/04/freebsd-foundation-spring-fundraising.html
Dear FreeBSD News readers,
iXsystems is proud to announce our recent partnership with Gerard van Essen, the creator of FreeBSDNews.net. As part of our agreement with Gerard, iXsystems will now maintain and host the FreeBSDNews.net site.
iXsystems is a Silicon Valley open source server and storage integrator that champions the cause of Open Source technology. FreeBSD is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts, and we have dedicated extensive resources to several FreeBSD community projects: FreeNAS®, PC-BSD®, FreeBSD®, TrueOS®, and OpenZFS.
Accompanied by Gerard’s continued involvement on the reporting and editorial side, the efforts of the iXsystems team will allow the website to continue to grow and expand its coverage. With the FreeBSD community’s best interests in mind, we hope to continue to deliver high quality content regarding FreeBSD events, project announcements, interviews, and everything in between.
Since iXsystems’ inception, we have been committed to serving the BSD community, and this latest partnership is no exception. We are excited about making your experience with FreeBSDNews.net the best possible, by bringing you the most up to date news on everything FreeBSD.
A few weeks ago I mentioned that due to reduced free time I was contemplating what to do with freebsdnews.net and considering a few options.
I have decided, and will let you all know shortly.
You will like it… Please stay tuned.
This week the hosts talk to Richard Stallman about the upcoming GPLv4 and how it will protect software from being stolen. After that, you will be shown how to recover from those pesky ZFS on Linux corruption issues, as well as some tips on how to explain to your boss that all the production boxes were compromised.
“We chat with Warren Block to discuss BSD documentation efforts and future plans. If you’ve ever wondered about the scary world of mailing lists, today’s tutorial will show you the basics of how to get help and contribute back.”
Welcome to the latest (Free)BSD news round-up in which we have a mix of news snippets and links. Just a round-up of those miscellaneous (Free)BSD related links that are newsworthy and which you may find interesting, but are yet too small to package as individual posts.
EuroBSDCon 2014, InterExpo Congress Center, Sofia, Bulgaria 25 – 28 Sep
Shibe’s operating environgment: ShiBSD
For many years, The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System has been recognized as the most complete, up-to-date, and authoritative technical guide to FreeBSD’s internal structure. Now, this definitive guide has been extensively updated to reflect all major FreeBSD improvements between Versions 5 and Versions 11.
Approximately one-third of the content in this edition is completely new, and another one-third has been extensively rewritten. The authors fully cover every FreeBSD improvement today’s sysadmins, application and system programmers, and support professionals need to know about.
Three leading FreeBSD experts begin by providing a concise overview of FreeBSD’s current design and implementation. Next, while explaining key design decisions, they detail the concepts, data structures, and algorithms used in implementing each significant systems facility. Readers can use this book as both a working reference and an in-depth study of a leading contemporary, portable, open source operating system.
For pre-ordering and more details visit the amazon page: The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System (2nd edition)
You may remember the iXsystems MEGACORE, the monster of a server built for the FreeBSD Foundation. Recently an iX client had specific networking requirements for a 2U/4 node solution, so iX came up with a custom build that fit all of their needs.
Meet “MEGAPORT”. To get an idea of how impressive this system is, you have to look at it piece by piece.
- Using OpenSSH Certificate Authentication
- Back to FreeBSD, a new series
- OpenBSD’s recent experiments in package building
- Securing FreeBSD with 2FA
- Interview with Gleb Kurtsou
- Filesystem-based encryption with PEFS (tutorial)
- BSDCan 2014 registration
- Big changes for OpenBSD 5.6
- Getting to know your portmgr lurkers
- PCBSD weekly digest
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