Re: Call for Foundation-supported Project Ideas

From: Miroslav Lachman <>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2021 02:01:21 UTC
On 23/11/2021 23:41, 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

I would really like to see Foundation sponsored project to bring SMBv2 
and SMBv3 support in to smbfs in base instead of deprecating smbfs / CIFS.

FreeBSD is the only one widely used operating system lacking support for 
modern SMB / CIFS versions. SMB is still widely used in desktops and 
servers environment for mounting shares between different OSes.

The latest thread from October with this discussion can be found in 
freebsd-current@ archive
And continuing in November

Kind regards
Miroslav Lachman