Re: Call for Foundation-supported Project Ideas

From: Shawn Webb <>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 23:28:14 UTC
On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 06:41:01PM -0400, Joseph Mingrone wrote:
> Hello FreeBSD community,
> The Foundation is seeking suggestions for new projects to support.  What
> gaps in the Project are not being addressed by the broader community?
> You can read about past Foundation-supported projects at
> and the Foundation's
> four main areas of focus in the 'Technology Roadmap' article at
> Right now we are gathering ideas.  We will send out a call for project
> grant proposals soon.  If you prefer to send your project ideas directly
> to the Foundation, we will be monitoring responses at

Hey Joseph,

Thanks for sending this out!

Here's just a few things I'd love to see:

1. wireless mesh support. this would go _a long_ ways for supporting
   human rights efforts.
2. 100% llvm toolchain for base and ports. freebsd seems to already be
   going in this direction.
3. jail orchestration in base. it's great that we have all these
   disparate jail management ports, but we lack a fully
   coherent/integreated solution. I'd love to see jail orchestration
   get the same love as zfs in base.
4. tor browser bundle (port from openbsd?)

That's at least what I can think of off the top of my head.

Thanks again,

Shawn Webb
Cofounder / Security Engineer