Welcome to the Summer Foundation Update! I love summers in Colorado. Longer days, better weather and so far, not a ton of smoke from wildfires. Of course, summer is also a busy time for the Foundation. We welcomed a new board member and said goodbye to others. We attended in-person events and helped to organize the June Developer Summit. We continued work on many funded development projects and administered the Google Summer of Code program for FreeBSD. But that’s not all. Take a minute to check out our latest update including our Q2 status report, fundraising update, and more!
FreeBSD has always been an exceptional platform for scientific computing, thanks in large part to its unrivaled reliability. This allows for computational analyses that need to run for weeks or months, a risky proposition on many platforms
Since its inception in 2000, the FreeBSD Foundation’s mission has been to support the FreeBSD Project and community. Support comes in a myriad of ways, one of which is funded development work. Find out more on how the Foundation has continued to provide grants for development work supporting FreeBSD.
Our latest how-to guide is all about networks, covering the basics of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Learn how to set up and configure Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on FreeBSD devices, even when the network is hidden. Further setup for USB tethering and using your FreeBSD device as an access point is also covered. This is intended to be an introductory level guide, with only limited required experience of the FreeBSD operating system.
Every summer, members of the FreeBSD Developer Community and their guests gather at the FreeBSD Developer Summit. The planning committee began meeting in early 2022 with great hopes that we would be able to bring everyone together — in-person — for the first time in 2 years. Sadly, Covid had other plans and we soon realized yet another virtual event would be in the works. The committee worked together to recruit speakers and working groups and find new ways to make the virtual event feel just a little more personable.
Foundation Elects New Officers, Interviews Outgoing Board Members
On May 31, 2022 The FreeBSD Foundation held its Annual Board Meeting. An important part of the meeting includes electing Board Officers and Directors for the following 12 month period. We’re pleased to announce the FreeBSD Foundation 2022-2023 Board
FreeBSD 13.1, which was released on Monday May 16, is the culmination of 13 months of development since 13.0. The work involved 5678 new commits and of those, 831 or about 15% identified sponsorship by the FreeBSD Foundation. Part of the FreeBSD Foundation’s mission is to support the development of the FreeBSD operating system. Check out some of the Foundation-sponsored work that went into 13.1.
First, I’d like to send a big thank you to everyone who gave a financial contribution to our efforts this year! We are 100% funded by your donations, so every contribution helps us continue to support FreeBSD in many ways, including some of the work funded and published in this newsletter.
Our goal this year is to raise at a minimum $1,400,000 towards a spending budget of around $2,000,000. As I write this report, we’ve brought in under $200,000 towards that goal. So, we definitely have a long way to go.
The July/August 2022 issue of the FreeBSD Journal is here! This issue features articles on Building the Loom Framework on FreeBSD, Teaching an Undergraduate Unix course, an Introduction to FreeBSD Workshop, and more! Read the Journal
Why Choose FreeBSD
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