svn commit: r47565 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status

Ed Maste emaste at
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


Modified: head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2015-07-2015-09.xml
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+  <project cat='misc'>
+    <title>The FreeBSD Foundation</title>
+    <contact>
+      <person>
+	<name>
+	  <given>Deb</given>
+	  <common>Goodkin</common>
+	</name>
+	<email>deb at</email>
+      </person>
+    </contact>
+    <links>
+      <url href="">Foundation
+	website</url>
+      <url href="">&os; Journal</url>
+    </links>
+    <body>
+      <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
+	quarter:</p>
+      <p>Anne Dickison and Deb Goodkin attended OSCON to promote
+	&os;.</p>
+      <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="">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="">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="">&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="">womENcourage
+	2015</url>, in Uppsala Sweden, Sept 24-26.
+	Dru was the moderator for a panel on
+	<url href="">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
+	project.
+	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
+	ScaleEngine.
+	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
+	workshop.
+	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:
+	<ul>
+	  <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;
+	    infrastructure.</li>
+	</ul>
+      </p>
+    </body>
+  </project>

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