The FreeBSD Foundation funds various projects each year and there are several interesting projects in progress:
- DAHDI (formerly known as Zaptel) FreeBSD driver port–this project will make it possible to use FreeBSD as a base system for software PBX solutions
- resource containers and a simple per-jail resource limits mechanism
- userland dtrace
- BSNMP improvements
- jail-based virtualization
The FreeBSD Foundation is able to fund these projects due to the generosity of user donations. If you haven’t donated yet this year, consider doing so here. No donation amount is too small–in fact, the more individual donations the better, as this helps the Foundation to meet the IRS’ non-profit requirements. Also, your name is added to the website when you donate, allowing you to show your support for FreeBSD.
Source: Dru’s blog (reposted with permission)