June 17, 2022

As you may know, June 19th has been declared FreeBSD Day, and we hope you’ll join us in honoring the Project’s pioneering legacy and continuing impact on technology. This year, the Foundation is celebrating all week long.

Why June 19th

June 19, 1993 was the day the official name for FreeBSD was agreed upon. See part of the email thread here.

Help Us Celebrate

This year, the Foundation is starting the celebration a little early. If you love FreeBSD as much as we do, join us starting on July 19 and through the following week to help us celebrate your favorite open source operating system by doing the following: 

  • Introduce someone to FreeBSD by showing them:
    •  FreeBSD How-To Guides – From FreeBSD on Virtual Box to setting up our own Minecraft server, there are are a number of things to learn about. Stay tuned for new and updated How-to videos all week long.
    • The FreeBSD Fridays series of introductory talks
    • More about the history of FreeBSD here.
  • Send us stories of how your company uses FreeBSD to great success
  • Tell us why you love FreeBSD using #FreeBSDDay on your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts
  • Check out the FreeBSD Journal and share with your friends and colleagues.
  • Consider donating to the Foundation to help us continue our support of the Project.

We look forward to commemorating the 29th anniversary of our favorite open source operating system on June 19 and beyond, and we hope you’ll join us!

Find out more about FreeBSD Day and how you can help us celebrate here.