June 15, 2023




June 2023 Update

FreeBSD at 30

Message from the Executive Director

It’s June and we’re celebrating FreeBSD’s 30th Anniversary! It was 30 years ago that the name FreeBSD was chosen for this incredible open source project that is continuing to grow, innovate and lead. The Foundation has been proudly supporting FreeBSD for over 23 years, with some of our team members participating in the FreeBSD Project in the early days. So, we are excited to kick off next week’s celebrations with you, the FreeBSD community!

We’ve dedicated our June Newsletter to FreeBSD’s 30th Anniversary sharing information about FreeBSD’s long history and the coolest timeline around, the FreeBSD Journal 30th Anniversary issue, and ideas on how you can celebrate wherever you are located around the world!

I also included a fundraising update since we’re nearly half-way through 2023 (How is that possible?), and I wanted to showcase what your donations are helping to fund this year. 

I’m so thrilled to wish a Happy 30th Anniversary to FreeBSD and every one of us involved with the community – whether for decades or days. We are part of this family that continues to improve and innovate the operating system, documentation, processes, testing, security, and the community itself.

Thank you for everything you do to support FreeBSD. We wouldn’t be where we are without you!

Now, sit back and enjoy our newsletter.


Foundation Highlights

FreeBSD Day is Almost Here           

30 Years! Can you believe it? June 19, 2023 marks 30 years since the FreeBSD operating system got its name. As you may know, the anniversary of FreeBSD has been named FreeBSD Day. If you love FreeBSD as much as we do, join us on July 19 and throughout the week to help us celebrate this exciting milestone. Ideas for celebrating include:

  • Introduce someone to FreeBSD by sharing the training materials on the FreeBSD Resources Page
  • Tell us why you love FreeBSD using #FreeBSD30 on your Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter posts
  • Send us stories of how your company uses FreeBSD to great success
  • Check out the special 30th Anniversary Issue of the FreeBSD Journal -available on June 19.

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FreeBSD Timeline


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.

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Fundraising Update 

It’s June and for many of us in North America, we’re starting to see a glimmer of summer peaking around the corner. I cherish all the seasons, even the cold of winter, but summer is by far my favorite season of the year. Kids are out of school, giving them a chance to explore and just be kids. We grown ups get to spend more time outside doing fun activities like going on leisurely long runs and nurturing our gardens.

It’s also a time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished so far this year. We’re not quite half way through the year yet, but next week we will be celebrating a major milestone in the FreeBSD world!

It’s FreeBSD’s 30th Anniversary and we are proud to not only celebrate with the community, but also to be supporting this incredible project for over 23 years now! Over the years we’ve increased our support of the Project in many areas. We’ve also increased our fundraising efforts to fund that work. Where does that funding go?

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FreeBSD Journal Special Edition

We’re so excited to announce that the online version of the FreeBSD 30th Anniversary special edition of the FreeBSD Journal will be available on Monday, Jun 19, 2023 – Just in time to celebrate FreeBSD’s 30th Anniversary! 

The content for the issue is exceptional. The editorial board definitely outdid themselves. Inside you’ll find stories from long-time FreeBSD community members such as Poul-Henning Kamp, Greg Lehey, and Doug Rabson. Kirk McKusick discusses the secrets to FreeBSD’s success and Hiroki Sato takes a look back at the history of FreeBSD in Japan.  Those are just a few of the intriguing stories you’ll find inside. Plus, a PDF of the timeline poster is included. It’s perfect for printing out and hanging on your wall. 

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30th Anniversary Merchandise


Want to celebrate 30 years of FreeBSD in style?

Check out some of the anniversary merchandise on our brand new Shopify store. We unveiled our 30th Anniversary design at the recent BSDCan 2023, but if you weren’t able to make it, you can now order them online.

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More at FreeBSD

Upcoming Events

Fossy 2023
July 13-16, 2023
Portland, OR

EuroBSD Con 2023
May 17-20, 2023
Coimbra, Portugal

All Events 

FreeBSD Journal


The March/April 2023 issue of the FreeBSD Journal is here! Always free, the issue focuses on Embedded systems.
Read the Journal 


Why Choose FreeBSD

Stormshield leverages off FreeBSD to deliver high performance UTM (Unified Threat Management) and Next-Generation Firewall technology since 1998. We continuously show our support for FreeBSD via technical contributions and sponsorship; as a company we are  totally committed to the on-going success of this great community.

– Fabien Thomas, Chief Innovation Officer, Stormshield

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