Re: Call for Foundation-supported Project Ideas

From: Shawn Webb <>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2021 21:31:50 UTC
On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 06:28:14PM -0500, Shawn Webb wrote:
> 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.

Another idea:

5. Distributed Poudriere. I have a few systems that would benefit from
   such a feature. For example, two ThunderX1 systems. And once I
   resurrect our partially-dead ThunderX2 system, we'll have three
   arm64 appliances in which we can build packages.


Shawn Webb
Cofounder / Security Engineer