September 2, 2022


Summer 2022 Update

Message from the Executive Director

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!


Foundation Highlights

FreeBSD Foundation Q2 2022 Status Update


Written as part of the FreeBSD Project’s 2nd Quarter 2022 Status Report, check out the highlights of what we did to help FreeBSD last quarter:

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Guest Post: FreeBSD in Science


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

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Let’s Talk About Foundation Funding

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.

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Networking Basics: WiFi and Bluetooth


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.

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June FreeBSD Developer Summit Recap              

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. 

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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

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FreeBSD Foundation Work in the 13.1 Release

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.

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New Board Member Interview: Cat Allman


We had the opportunity to sit down with Cat Allman and talk to her about FreeBSD and the Foundation board.

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August Fundraising Update


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. 

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More at FreeBSD

Upcoming Events

EuroBSDCon 2022
September 15-18, 2022
Vienna, Austria

Rocky Mountain Celebration of Women in Computing 2022
September 29-30, 2022
Boulder, CO

OpenZFS Developer Summit
October 24-25, 2022
San Francisco, CA

All Things Open 2022
October 30 – November 2, 2022
Raleigh, NC

All Events 

FreeBSD Journal


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 


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