cperciva writes: Perhaps a sign of our troubled times or a sign that FreeBSD is becoming less relevant to modern computing needs: the FreeBSD Foundation has sought $1,000,000 by year end to allow it to continue to offer to fund and manage projects, provide hardware used by the FreeBSD project, hire developers and system administrators, sponsor FreeBSD events and Developer Summits, and provide travel grants to FreeBSD developers. But with the end of this year fast approaching, it has raised just over $472,000, far short of its target.
cperciva writes: FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE is now available. This new major release brings significant improvements including a new installer, journalled softupdates, an updated version of ZFS, and the introduction of clang/llvm as the base system compiler to replace gcc. Install images are available for DVD, CD, and USB memory sticks, and AMIs for Amazon EC2 are also available.
cperciva writes: "Some people write open source software to "scratch an itch" or for altruistic reasons; but most often what attracts people is the idea of being recognized for their work. People are quite good at recognizing other people, but many companies aren't; consequently, I'm putting out A Call for Schwag: If your company uses open source software and has promotional t-shirts (or hats or bags or coffee mugs or usb disks etc.), please pick an open source developer whose work you're using, and send him one."
cperciva writes: "FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE, the first release from the new 7-STABLE branch of FreeBSD development, has been released. FreeBSD 7.0 brings with it many new features including support for ZFS, journaled filesystems, and SCTP, as well as dramatic improvements in performance and SMP scalability. In addition to being available from many FTP sites, ISO images can be downloaded via the BitTorrent tracker, or for users of earlier FreeBSD releases, FreeBSD Update can be used to perform a binary upgrade."
cperciva writes: "FreeBSD 6.3-RELEASE, the fourth release from the highly successful 6-STABLE branch of FreeBSD development, has been released. In addition to being available from many FTP sites, ISO images can be downloaded via the BitTorrent tracker, or for users of earlier FreeBSD releases, FreeBSD Update can be used to perform a binary upgrade."
cperciva writes: "OpenSSL has announced four more vulnerabilities and has released OpenSSL 0.9.8d and OpenSSL 0.9.7l containing the corrections. (Yes, this is the second time this month.) FreeBSD has released a security advisory and other vendors will probably follow soon."