git: 92fab1d84d - main - handbook: Describe FreeBSD Foundation in intro

From: Edward Tomasz Napierala <>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2022 16:04:37 UTC
The branch main has been updated by trasz:


commit 92fab1d84d51574af2a3e0bc7716f7d9049bfd4b
Author:     Edward Tomasz Napierala <>
AuthorDate: 2022-01-31 16:03:55 +0000
Commit:     Edward Tomasz Napierala <>
CommitDate: 2022-01-31 16:03:59 +0000

    handbook: Describe FreeBSD Foundation in intro
    Reviewed By:    debdrup, Pau Amma
    Sponsored By:   EPSRC
    Differential Revision:
 documentation/content/en/books/handbook/introduction/_index.adoc | 8 ++++++++
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@@ -243,6 +243,14 @@ Like most developers, most members of the core team are also volunteers when it
 The "board of directors" analogy above is not very accurate, and it may be more suitable to say that these are the people who gave up their lives in favor of FreeBSD against their better judgement!
+The FreeBSD Foundation[[development-foundation]]::
+The link:[FreeBSD Foundation] is a 501(c)(3), US-based, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the FreeBSD Project and community worldwide.
+The Foundation funds software development via project grants and provides staff to immediately respond to urgent problems and implement new features and functionality.
+The Foundation purchases hardware to improve and maintain FreeBSD infrastructure, and funds staffing to improve test coverage, continuous integration and automation.
+The Foundation advocates for FreeBSD by promoting FreeBSD at technical conferences and events around the world.
+The Foundation also provides workshops, educational material, and presentations to recruit more users and contributors to FreeBSD.
+The Foundation also represents the FreeBSD Project in executing contracts, license agreements, and other legal arrangements that require a recognized legal entity.
 Outside contributors::
 Last, but definitely not least, the largest group of developers are the users themselves who provide feedback and bug fixes to us on an almost constant basis.
 The primary way of keeping in touch with FreeBSD's more non-centralized development is to subscribe to the {freebsd-hackers} where such things are discussed.