Support & Build the FreeBSD Project
The FreeBSD Foundation is a 501(c)(3), US based, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and building the FreeBSD Project and community worldwide. The Foundation gratefully accepts donations from individuals and businesses, using them to fund and manage projects, sponsor FreeBSD events, Developer Summits and provide travel grants to FreeBSD developers.
In addition, the Foundation represents the FreeBSD Project in executing contracts, license agreements, copyrights, trademarks, and other legal arrangements which require a recognized legal entity. The FreeBSD Foundation is entirely supported by donations.
The FreeBSD Foundation will support both the development and the popularization of FreeBSD, the world’s best open source operating system.
The FreeBSD Foundation funds the development of software for FreeBSD to benefit the user and developer community, including contract development of critical system infrastructure, and porting of closed source applications such as Java(TM). We are committed to accelerating improvements to FreeBSD and support for new platforms and technologies, like: improving UEFI booting and the vt(4) system console, developing a new autofs-based automount daemon, and porting FreeBSD to the new AArch64 64-bit ARM architecture.
The Foundation’s Grants program is designed to assist the community in furthering the development of the Project. From travel grants to get you that all important face-time with other developers, to funding the development of software for FreeBSD to benefit the user and developer community, there are a variety of opportunities available to the FreeBSD Community.
Education and Advocacy
Education and advocacy is huge part of the Foundation’s mission. This includes sponsoring and attending many BSD and non-BSD conferences, supporting work on creating FreeBSD curriculum to be taught in schools and universities, publishing the high-quality FreeBSD focused magazine,The FreeBSD Journal, and developing collateral to spread the word about the Project and opportunities within.
The Foundation represents the FreeBSD Project in executing contracts, license agreements, copyrights, trademarks, and other legal arrangements which require a recognized legal entity. It owns the FreeBSD trademarks, and protects FreeBSD IP.