June 15, 2023

This week, we’re celebrating 30 years of FreeBSD! The Foundation took a look back through the Project’s history and, with the collaboration of the FreeBSD Journal team, created a new FreeBSD timeline. Spanning from the first timeshare operating systems, all the way to today, the timeline highlights some of the important breakthroughs and developments that have helped FreeBSD endure for 3 decades.

If you’d like to find out more about the history of FreeBSD, check out some of these Fireside Chats from prominent FreeBSD contributors on the subject:

For an incredibly in-depth look at early BSD and FreeBSD history, Kirk McKusick did a series of talks on his experiences, these can be found here:

Finally, be sure to check out the online version of the FreeBSD Project Timeline.