corporate backers of freebsd

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Mon Dec 31 17:08:03 PST 2007

On 2007-12-31 16:57, Colin Percival <cperciva at> wrote:
> Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> > Yes, Gary, there are companies who also fund FreeBSD work in several
> > ways [...] Some examples which I recall off the top of my head are:
> Don't forget pair Networks, which has generously supported phk, andre,
> and myself on our respective "sponsored FreeBSD coding" fundraising
> drives of 2004, 2005, and 2006, with slightly over $40,000 in total.

I knew I was forgetting something.  Thanks for the addition :-)

On 2007-12-31 18:00, Warren Block <wblock at> wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Jan 2008, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
>>  The support of Isilon Systems for VFS locking, which was then 'ported'
>>  back to FreeBSD.  Jeff Roberson worked with Isilon Systems to bring
>>  VFS locking to FreeBSD, and it is not part of the official kernel
>                                      ^^^
>>  source tree.
> Probably s/not/now/ ...

That is true.  The VFS locking code *is* part of the source tree.
Unfortunately, spell-checking the original text couldn't really warn
me about this.  Thanks for this correction too :)

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