Tuesday, May 25, 2010

BSDCan Trip Report: Ivor Prebeg

Recently, the Foundation sponsored Ivor Prebeg from the University of Zagreb to attend BSDCan and the FreeBSD Developer Summit. Ivor had this to say about his experiences at the conference:

I managed to make contacts and find commiters who might be willing to review and eventually commit patches I have. I had the chance to chat with Bjoern Zeeb (bz@) about VIMAGE stuff and how are we going to proceed with merging the code into HEAD and after that. Had a really great time with nice people who made me look forward to working with and meeting them again.

Besides multicast routing virtualization and IGMP snooping extensions, I learned a lot about other areas of *BSD development that I had no clue about, like packet scheduling, ClangBSD branch, mesh networks... I was also thinking about joining the ClangBSD team if I have enough free time.

I had a great time hanging out with Roman Divacky, Ed Schouten, Alexander Motin, Gavin Atkinson, Bjoern Zeeb, Marc Balmer and all the other wonderful people that made my stay in Canada even more delightful.

Open Source Foundations

Gabor Szabo recently did a series of blog posts on various open source foundations. His entry for the FreeBSD Foundation is here.

For comparison purposes, he also wrote entries for the GNOME Foundation, the Python Software Foundation, and the Apache Software Foundation.

BSDCan Update

The Foundation is pleased to have been able to provide travel grants for 13 developers to attend BSDCan. Travel reports are starting to come in and we'll post them here as they arrive.

The Foundation also raised $845.24 in cash donations at the booth during BSDCan. Thanks to all who dropped by the booth to donate.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

We're at BSDCan

Most of the Directors of the FreeBSD Foundation are here at BSDCan. If you're attending, drop by the FreeBSD Foundation booth to say hi, look at the cool swag, and/or make a donation.