About 3 years ago, Experts Exchange did extensive performance testing of our website on several flavors of Linux and UNIX, including FreeBSD 7. FreeBSD outperformed all other tested operating systems in both page load time metrics and Lucene search index performance testing.

Andrew Alsup
Site Director
Experts Exchange, LLC.

From its inception, RideCharge has been entirely based on FreeBSD. By leveraging FreeBSD Jails for virtualization, we are able to maximize resources and expand dynamically. ZFS keeps our data safe and our deployments magically quick. Userland DTRACE in FreeBSD 9 is now an indispensable tool for troubleshooting issues in real-time. Even our Juniper firewalls and switches leverage FreeBSD through JUNOS (TM).

Philip M. Gollucci
Director Operations
RideCharge/Taxi Magic

The Apache Software Foundation makes use of both custom FreeBSD Tinderbox and FreeBSD Update servers to rapidly perform application and base system updates across multiple datacenters in an automated, quick, and efficient fashion.

Philip M. Gollucci
Past VP of Apache Infrastructur
The Apache Software Foundation

Simply put, FreeBSD makes this world a better place.

Marty Kacin
CTO
Dell KACE

Hobnob chose FreeBSD because it is the only operating system that truly supports our mission: Delivering fast and reliable network service to our customers.

Aron Hall
CEO
Hobnob, Inc.

The FreeBSD ecosystem, the well-established framework for communication, tracking bugs, and the friendly community have made it easy and enjoyable to contribute.

Brian Pawlowski
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
NetApp

Beyond its technical strengths, FreeBSD comes with an outstanding ecosystem of developers, vendors, and users who openly share expertise, talent, and technical improvements. Netflix has embraced this community and is committed to giving back its bug fixes and enhancements, thus completing the circle of community collaboration.

David Fullagar
Director of Content Delivery Architecture
Netflix

We believe strongly that what is good for FreeBSD is good for our customers, and what is good for our customers is good for us. The BSD License allows us to both use and contribute code freely, and allows our customers and the consumers of FreeBSD to do the same. FreeBSD has benefited from years of open sharing and collaboration which have resulted in a stable, mature, high performance operating system.

Josh Paetzel
Director of Information Technology
iXsystems

In short, FreeBSD is a stable, mature, high-performance operating system with an active development community free from licensing questions and concerns.

Nicholas Kirsch
Director of Software Engineering
Isilon Systems

The FreeBSD release system provides Juniper with a roadmap for features and a stable base for our code, while its practical licensing enables Juniper to develop intellectual property for advancing high-performance networking. Juniper employs many active FreeBSD developers that continually contribute to the FreeBSD project to further its development as a leading operating system.

Naren Prabhu
Vice President Foundation Technologies
Juniper Networks

About 3 years ago, Experts Exchange did extensive performance testing of our website on several flavors of Linux and UNIX, including FreeBSD 7. FreeBSD outperformed all other tested operating systems in both page load time metrics and Lucene search index performance testing.

Andrew Alsup
Site Director
Experts Exchange, LLC.

From its inception, RideCharge has been entirely based on FreeBSD. By leveraging FreeBSD Jails for virtualization, we are able to maximize resources and expand dynamically. ZFS keeps our data safe and our deployments magically quick. Userland DTRACE in FreeBSD 9 is now an indispensable tool for troubleshooting issues in real-time. Even our Juniper firewalls and switches leverage FreeBSD through JUNOS (TM).

Philip M. Gollucci
Director Operations
RideCharge/Taxi Magic

The Apache Software Foundation makes use of both custom FreeBSD Tinderbox and FreeBSD Update servers to rapidly perform application and base system updates across multiple datacenters in an automated, quick, and efficient fashion.

Philip M. Gollucci
Past VP of Apache Infrastructur
The Apache Software Foundation

Simply put, FreeBSD makes this world a better place.

Marty Kacin
CTO
Dell KACE

Hobnob chose FreeBSD because it is the only operating system that truly supports our mission: Delivering fast and reliable network service to our customers.

Aron Hall
CEO
Hobnob, Inc.

You may not necessarily need to hear that FreeBSD is a reliable platform for running Internet services. But I think it's important to remember that software like FreeBSD is affecting the way that people live their lives every day, whether it's supporting businesses like ours, enabling hobbyists just getting into open source software, or any of the thousands of other "real world" roles it plays.

Chris Hardie
Co-Founder
Summersault Website Development

Developers that choose to colocate their servers with us also choose to install FreeBSD on their dedicated servers. The open source nature of the BSD license gives them the flexibility they need to develop innovative software. Plus, they have access to an enterprise level operating system that is free, has an active development community, and which lets them contribute their own skills to make the system better for their own development.

Albert Ahdoot
Director of Business Development
Colocation America

In short, FreeBSD is a stable, mature, high-performance operating system with an active development community free from licensing questions and concerns.

Nicholas Kirsch
Director of Software Engineering
Isilon Systems

Beyond its technical strengths, FreeBSD comes with an outstanding ecosystem of developers, vendors, and users who openly share expertise, talent, and technical improvements. Netflix has embraced this community and is committed to giving back its bug fixes and enhancements, thus completing the circle of community collaboration.

David Fullagar
Director of Content Delivery Architecture
Netflix

The FreeBSD release system provides Juniper with a roadmap for features and a stable base for our code, while its practical licensing enables Juniper to develop intellectual property for advancing high-performance networking. Juniper employs many active FreeBSD developers that continually contribute to the FreeBSD project to further its development as a leading operating system.

Naren Prabhu
Vice President Foundation Technologies
Juniper Networks

The FreeBSD ecosystem, the well-established framework for communication, tracking bugs, and the friendly community have made it easy and enjoyable to contribute.

Brian Pawlowski
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
NetApp

We believe strongly that what is good for FreeBSD is good for our customers, and what is good for our customers is good for us. The BSD License allows us to both use and contribute code freely, and allows our customers and the consumers of FreeBSD to do the same. FreeBSD has benefited from years of open sharing and collaboration which have resulted in a stable, mature, high performance operating system.

Josh Paetzel
Director of Information Technology
iXsystems

You may not necessarily need to hear that FreeBSD is a reliable platform for running Internet services. But I think it's important to remember that software like FreeBSD is affecting the way that people live their lives every day, whether it's supporting businesses like ours, enabling hobbyists just getting into open source software, or any of the thousands of other "real world" roles it plays.

Chris Hardie
Co-Founder
Summersault Website Development

CURRENT ACTIVITIES

Projects Completed Last Quarter:

  • Capsicum
  • Casper daemon
  • Intel I/O Memory Management Unit driver

Current Projects Sponsored by The FreeBSD Foundation:

  • Native iSCSI Kernel Stack
  • Network Stack Layer 2 Modernization
  • Updated vt(9) system console
  • Automounter
  • Intel graphics driver update
  • Writing white papers about FreeBSD

Working on marketing literature in preparation for FreeBSD 10.

We are continuing our work on infrastructure projects to beef up hardware for package-building, network-testing, etc. This includes purchasing equipment as well as managing equipment donations.

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We are now accepting travel grant applications for BSDCan 2014! Get your application in soon, to be considered for a travel grant. Click here for more information.

The first issue of our new online magazine, the FreeBSD Journal is now available! We are thrilled with the positive response we are receiving. This first issue is all about FreeBSD 10. Get your subscription now by clicking here.

We're going to be at Great Wide Open, April 3-4.

We are proud to be a Gold+ Sponsor of BSDCan, May 16-17. Make sure you stop by our table and check out our new swag.

Check out the article on UEFI / Secure Boot work being done by two of our staff members.

FreeBSD Foundation and iXsystems collaborate to further the cause of high performance computing on FreeBSD.

We represented the Foundation at SCALE, Feb 21-23, in Los Angeles.

We were a proud sponsor of AsiaBSDCon 2014, March 15-16, in Tokyo, Japan. We had four board members attend the conference. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our table and made a donation.

We were proud to be a Gold Sponsor for NYCBSDCon 2014, Feb 8, in New York City. It was a successful event and we were happy to receive some donations there.

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