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emaste at FreeBSD.org
Thu Oct 15 17:45:35 UTC 2015
Author: emaste (src committer)
Date: Thu Oct 15 17:45:34 2015
New Revision: 47565
Add FreeBSD Foundation report (draft) from Deb
Approved by: bjk
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+ <project cat='misc'>
+ <title>The FreeBSD Foundation</title>
+ <email>deb at FreeBSDFoundation.org</email>
+ <url href="http://www.FreeBSDFoundation.org/">Foundation
+ <url href="http://freebsdjournal.com/">&os; Journal</url>
+ <p>The FreeBSD Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
+ dedicated to supporting and promoting the &os; Project and
+ community worldwide.
+ Funding comes from individual and corporate donations and is
+ used to fund and manage development projects, conferences and
+ developer summits, and provide travel grants to &os;
+ developers. The Foundation purchases hardware to improve and
+ maintain &os; infrastructure and publishes &os; white papers
+ and marketing material to promote, educate, and advocate for
+ the &os; Project.
+ The Foundation also represents the &os; Project in executing
+ contracts, license agreements, and other legal arrangements
+ that require a recognized legal entity.</p>
+ <p>Here are some highlights of what we did to help &os; last
+ <p>Anne Dickison and Deb Goodkin attended OSCON to promote
+ <p>Robert Watson organized and ran the Cambridge &os;
+ Developer Summit 2015 ("BSDCam").
+ We provided travel grants to two &os; developers to attend
+ the summit.
+ Three Foundation board/staff members attended too.</p>
+ <p>George Neville-Neil attended the ARM Partner Meeting where
+ he met with 15 silicon and systems vendors to present the
+ unique traits and qualities of &os; and work on setting up
+ partnerships with the companies building and deploying
+ ARM hardware.</p>
+ <p>George and Robert Watson collaborated in Cambridge on
+ developing further &os;-based teaching material at
+ undergraduate and masters levels.
+ Part of this project was funded by the Foundation.</p>
+ <p>George planned and ran the DevSummit at vBSDCon 2015.</p>
+ <p>We were proud to be a sponsor of
+ <url href="http://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-events/vbsdcon/index.xhtml">vBSDCon
+ 2015</url>, Sept 11-13 in Washington DC.
+ George Neville-Neil and Ed Maste presented "Supporting a
+ BSD Project" at the conference.
+ Dru Lavigne, Glen Barber, George Neville-Neil, and Ed Maste
+ attended and represented the Foundation at both vBSDCon and
+ the &os; Developer Summit that preceded it.
+ We had many people stop by our table to make a donation,
+ and it was another great opportunity to talk and work with
+ people face-to-face.</p>
+ <p>Cheryl Blain and John Baldwin promoted the Foundation and
+ &os; at the SNIA 2015 Storage Developer Conference, in
+ Santa Clara, California, Sept 21-24.
+ The Foundation was also a sponsor.</p>
+ <p>We sponsored Andy Turner to attend Linaro Connect in
+ San Francisco, Sept 21-25.</p>
+ <p>Ed Maste, our project development director, attended the
+ X.Org Developer's Conference (XDC) in Toronto, Ontario.</p>
+ <p>We sponsored the 2015 nginx Conference and sent &os;
+ community member John Baldwin.</p>
+ <p>George Neville-Neil continued planning the
+ <url href="https://wiki.freebsd.org/201511VendorDevSummit">2015
+ Silicon Valley Vendor Summit</url>, including securing
+ the venue.</p>
+ <p>Benedict Reuschling and Erwin Lansing helped plan and
+ organize the EuroBSDCon &os; Developer Summit.
+ This included setting up the working groups, securing the
+ venue, and getting the T-shirts made.</p>
+ <p>Benedict helped organize, and he and Dru Lavigne participated
+ in, the
+ <url href="https://wiki.freebsd.org/201507DevSummit">&os;
+ Hackathon</url> in the Linuxhotel in Essen, Germany.
+ It was a successful weekend of fixing bugs and collaborating
+ with others.</p>
+ <p>Dru Lavigne taught a &os; class in Berlin, Germany
+ July 29-31.</p>
+ <p>We were a sponsor of
+ <url href="http://womencourage.acm.org/index.cfm">womENcourage
+ 2015</url>, in Uppsala Sweden, Sept 24-26.
+ Dru was the moderator for a panel on
+ <url href="http://womencourage.acm.org/panel2.cfm">Open Source
+ as a Career Path</url>.
+ All the panelists were &os; contributors including
+ Dan Langille, Allan Jude, Benedict Reuschling,
+ and Deb Goodkin.
+ We also had a table at the job fair and talked to a lot of
+ students and professors about the benefits of working on &os;
+ as an alternative to an internship, teaching about &os; in
+ university classes, and hosting &os; events at their schools.
+ Dan taught a workshop on How to Contribute to an Open Source
+ Deb participated in this workshop and started a discussion on
+ offering a similar workshop at BSD and non-BSD conferences.
+ The workshop would be titled "How to Contribute to &os;",
+ and participants would learn how to contribute documentation
+ to the Project.</p>
+ <p>We continued to publish our monthly newsletters keeping the
+ community informed on what we are doing including event
+ recaps, testimonials, project updates, and upcoming events.
+ We received testimonials from Microsoft, NYCBus, and
+ We also continued to approach companies to provide us with
+ testimonials to help promote their use of &os;.</p>
+ <p>Anne Dickison rebooted the Faces of &os; series and is
+ working with &os; contributors on writing their stories.
+ She continued to produce more &os; Swag and literature to
+ promote &os;, as well as advocating for &os; over our social
+ channels and with new partnerships.</p>
+ <p>We reached our 2015 goal of 10,000 &os; Journal subscribers,
+ and we published a new Open Journal article on our website,
+ to help promote the Journal.
+ We also started offering a new subscription bundle, where you
+ can buy all the 2014 issues.
+ The July/August issue what published.</p>
+ <p>Justin Gibbs began a semester long &os; class at a middle
+ school in Boulder, Colorado.
+ We are using the BeagleBone Black (BBB) to run &os; connected
+ to Macs and PCs.
+ We’ve received a lot of support, both internally, and from
+ the Project, to get the &os; images to work on the BBB with
+ the Macs and PCs.
+ It’s been a great collaborative effort with community
+ members, and this will help future classes in being able
+ to support inexpensive platforms for teaching &os;.</p>
+ <p>Work continued on creating &os; curriculum for a half day
+ Hopefully this will be available in late Spring.</p>
+ <p>We provided legal support for the Project including granting
+ trademark permission for some users and companies who
+ requested permission to put the &os; logo on their websites
+ and marketing literature.</p>
+ <p>We met with commercial users to get their input on what
+ they’d like to see supported in &os;.
+ We also do this to help connect &os; developers with
+ commercial users to help facilitate collaboration.</p>
+ <p>&os; Foundation employee and Release Engineer, Glen Barber,
+ was extremely busy during this quarter, working on a number
+ of exciting areas of the &os; Project.
+ Some of the highlights include:
+ <li>Code cleanup and bug fixes to several parts of the
+ release build code, and finished adding support for
+ automatically uploading cloud provider images, which was
+ merged to the stable/10 branch before the code freeze.
+ The 10.2-RELEASE cycle spanned a 9-week timeframe overall,
+ from the start of the code slush.</li>
+ <li> With the &os; Release Engineering Team, released two
+ BETA builds and three RC builds for the 10.2-RELEASE
+ cycle, with the final release announced mid-August,
+ two weeks ahead of the original schedule.</li>
+ <li>With the &os; Cluster Administrators Team, assisted with
+ a number of general updates and enhancements to the &os;
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