svn commit: r46201 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status

Ed Maste emaste at
Wed Jan 14 19:14:42 UTC 2015

Author: emaste (src committer)
Date: Wed Jan 14 19:14:40 2015
New Revision: 46201

  Add FreeBSD Foundation quarterly status entry
  Approved by:	bjk
  Differential Revision:


Modified: head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2014-10-2014-12.xml
--- head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2014-10-2014-12.xml	Wed Jan 14 18:02:37 2015	(r46200)
+++ head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2014-10-2014-12.xml	Wed Jan 14 19:14:40 2015	(r46201)
@@ -2452,4 +2452,156 @@
+  <project cat='misc'>
+    <title>The &os; Foundation</title>
+    <contact>
+      <person>
+	<name>
+	  <given>Deb</given>
+	  <common>Goodkin</common>
+	</name>
+	<email>deb at</email>
+      </person>
+    </contact>
+    <links>
+      <url href=""/>
+      <url href="">&os; Journal</url>
+    </links>
+    <body>
+      <p>The &os; Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
+	dedicated to supporting and promoting the &os; Project
+	and community worldwide.  Most of the funding is used to
+	support &os; development projects, conferences, and developer
+	summits, purchase equipment to grow and improve the &os;
+	infrastructure, and provide legal support for the Project.</p>
+      <p>We ended the year exceeding our fundraising goal, by raising
+	over $2,372,132, from 1670 donors! Thank you to everyone who
+	made a donation in 2014.</p>
+      <p>We produced issues five and six of the &os; Journal,
+	ending the year with over 6300 subscribers, exceeding our
+	first-year goal of 5000 subscribers.  We also added the
+	desktop/digital edition, so people can read the magazine from
+	their browsers.  We also hosted a meeting with the Journal
+	Editorial Board and worked out the editorial calendar for the
+	next two years.  This includes topics and articles for the
+	future issues.</p>
+      <p>We were a gold sponsor of EuroBSDCon 2014, and a sponsor of
+	the preceding Developer Summit.  A few of our team members
+	attended, which allowed us to have an informal face-to-face
+	board meeting, with a focus on supporting the European region.
+	Kirk McKusick gave a two-day &os; tutorial and Erwin
+	Lansing helped run the Developer Summit.  We sponsored 5
+	&os; contributors to attend the conference.</p>
+      <p>We were a sponsor of the
+	<a href="">Grace Hopper
+	Conference</a>.
+	Dru Lavigne gave an introduction to &os; presentation, that
+	was well attended.  We also sponsored Shteryana Shopova to
+	represent &os;, along with Dru, at our booth.</p>
+      <p>We were a sponsor of
+	<a href="">MeetBSD</a>.
+	Most of our team members attended this conference.
+	Kirk McKusick gave a talk on BSD history.
+	We also had a booth, and raised over $2,200 in donations.
+	We sponsored one person to attend this conference.</p>
+      <p>George organized and ran the two-day Silicon Valley Vendor
+	and Developer Summit following MeetBSD.
+	A lot of work gets started and accomplished at these summits,
+	for example, Kirk worked with various folks to get the ino64
+	(64-bit inode numbers) project moving.
+	It started in 2011 as a Summer of Code project and has
+	sputtered since getting pushed into the system.</p>
+      <p>Besides the above conferences, we helped promote &os; at
+	the following conferences:
+	<ul>
+	  <li><a href="">All Things
+	    Open</a></li>
+	  <li><a href="">Ohio Linux
+	    Fest</a></li>
+	  <li><a
+	    href="">LISA</a></li>
+	  LISA had a great turnout for Dru Lavigne's &os; BoF talk.
+	</ul>
+      </p>
+      <p>We visited a few large &os; users in the Bay Area to
+	discuss their use of &os;, plans, and needs, and help
+	facilitate collaboration between them and the Project.</p>
+      <p>Cheryl Blain joined our board, bringing a strong background
+	in business development and fundraising.</p>
+      <p>We received the largest donation in our history, and our
+	treasurer put together an endowment strategy for us to
+	follow.</p>
+      <p>We increased our &os; marketing efforts to help promote
+	and advocate for &os;, as well as educate people on
+	&os;.  Some our &os; marketing highlights include:
+	<ul>
+	  <li>Created the &os; 10 brochure</li>
+	  <li>Created the Get Involved brochure for recruiting</li>
+	  <li>Created a testimonial flyer to encourage more companies
+	    to write &os; testimonials for us.</li>
+	</ul>
+	These flyers are available on the
+	<a
+	  href="">&os;
+	  Foundation site</a>
+	for &os; advocates to promote &os; at conferences around
+	the world.
+	We also put ads for the Foundation and &os; in the &os;
+	Journal and USENIX ;login: magazine.</p>
+      <p>We are producing a monthly newsletter to highlight what we
+	did the previous month to support the &os; Project.
+	We also produced our
+	<a
+	href="">December
+	semi-annual newsletter</a>.</p>
+      <p>We redesigned and launched phase 1 of our website.
+	It should be easier to navigate and find the information you
+	need to get help from or to help the Foundation.</p>
+      <p>Glen Barber visited the Microsoft main campus and worked with
+	Microsoft Hyper-V developers to resolve outstanding issues
+	with providing &os; images for the Microsoft Azure
+	platform.</p>
+      <p>Glen also visited the NYI colocation facility to install and
+	configure new servers purchased by the Foundation.</p>
+      <p>We finished the 10.1-RELEASE cycle.</p>
+      <p>Our project development staff and contractors have been
+	working on various projects to add features to and improve
+	&os;. Some of their reports are included in this overall
+	report.  Some projects that were worked on this quarter were
+	adding support for 64-bit ARM architecture to &os;,
+	integration work on the vt(4) updated console and UEFI boot
+	support, Secure Boot, refining in-kernel iSCSI target and
+	initiator stack, autofs-based automount daemon, migrating to
+	the ELF Tool Chain, and implementing modern AES modes in
+	&os;'s cryptographic framework.</p>
+      <p>To read more about how we helped support the &os; Project
+	and community, read our
+	<a
+	href="">semi-annual
+	newsletter</a>.</p>
+    </body>
+  </project>

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