FreeBSD support required

Amitabh Kant amitabhkant at
Wed Apr 8 08:09:10 UTC 2015

On Wednesday 8 April 2015, Matthew Seaman <matthew at> wrote:

> On 2015/04/08 07:03, Saad Bin Naeem/Information Technology/Islamabad wrote:
> > We are planning  to deploy FreeBSD in our environment and we want
> support for this OS. Our company is one of the top telecom company of
> Pakistan. We already have the support of different OS like RHEL, Suse
> Linux, OEL etc. I would appreciate if you can answer the following
> questions:
> >
> > 1.       Do you have any support for FreeBSD in Pakistan?
> >
> > 2.       If yes what is the cost?
> >
> > Waiting for your quick response.
> I'm afraid you're not going to get much joy on this subject from the
> freebsd-questions@ list.  It's a self-help list for a bunch of FreeBSD
> users, and while there may be people here that run businesses based on
> FreeBSD most of the readership is in Europe or America.  Who knows
> though?  Someone may pop up able to fulfil your requirements.
> I'd suggest contacting the BSD Pakistan user group via
> but that site appears to be in Japanese now...
> There are lists of vendors and consultants available on the
> site: and it may be
> worth your while enquiring at the FreeBSD Foundation
> FreeBSD doesn't have an associated commercial support company in the
> same way that eg. RedHat does for RedHat Linux.  There's been some talk
> about creating such a company, but nothing concrete as yet.
> You can effectively get support from various independent contractors, or
> by hiring FreeBSD-savvy administrators, but that may not be of suitable
> for your purposes.
> On the other hand, FreeBSD has a very good track record of community
> support.  The chances are that you can get solutions to your problems
> simply by asking online (and for free), but there are no constraints on
> how quickly support will be offered, nor is there anyone to sue for
> compensation in the event of losses due to FreeBSD failures.  This is a
> problem for some corporates, but hasn't stopped some very well known
> names building their businesses on top of FreeBSD.
>         Cheers,
>         Matthew

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