FreeBSD support required

Amitabh Kant amitabhkant at
Wed Apr 8 08:12:45 UTC 2015

On Wednesday 8 April 2015, Amitabh Kant <amitabhkant at> wrote:

> On Wednesday 8 April 2015, Matthew Seaman <matthew at
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','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
Apologies for the last email. Accidentally hit the sent button ....

As for South Asia, it would be difficult to get a company support for
FreeBSD. You might get individual consultants though.


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