FreeBSD is pleased to announce that once again we have been selected to participate in the Google Summer of Code program. This gives University students the opportunity to earn a $5,500 USD stipend in exchange for working on Open Source software over their Summer break. Students have around 12 weeks to work on their project, and will be mentored by existing FreeBSD committers. Participating organisations will earn $500 USD per student mentored.
FreeBSD’s organisation page may be found here and a list of possible project ideas may be found here. Please note that projects do not have to come from the ideas list, and indeed students are encouraged to produce their own project ideas – the majority of past projects have been thought up by the participants themselves. More details about FreeBSD’s participation in Google Summer of Code including contact details can be found here.
Students are also encouraged to visit the GSoC website to view more details of the program, including eligibility requirements, and a list of other participating organisations.
FreeNAS is the most popular storage OS in the world, and makes it easy for anyone to build secure, robust network attached storage (NAS) to store files and share files.
In this video Jordan Hubbard, the project lead for FreeNAS and the CTO at iXsystems, and James Nixon teach you about FreeNAS, open source, and setting up your backup hardware the right way.
About FreeNAS: FreeNAS is a FreeBSD-based (nanobsd) and BSD licensed open source Network Attached Storage Platform developed by iXsystems, that has been optimised to support file storage and files sharing across Windows, Apple, and UNIX-like systems.
This website is looking for a new owner. Since I’m not able to dedicate enough time to maintain this website anymore, I have decided to step back and let somebody else take over and run it. I loved building up this site and keeping it up to date for the last 7 years (almost), so it’s been a hard decision to let it go.
I’ll still be around and be part of the FreeBSD community, but I need more time to work on something else FreeBSD related……
If you’re interested in taking over a 7 year old website with a steady and healthy amount of daily page views and a Google PR of 5, please get in touch to work out the details.
Dru Lavigne, who does an excellent job writing FreeNAS and PC-BSD documentation, has done a presentation at SCALE 2014 expo (23 Feb) on the ZFS filesystem.
She goes into the different ZFS features such as software RAID, the ability to self-heal data corruption, copy-on-write, low-overhead snapshots, support for multiple boot environments, and many more cool things ZFS can do for you. The last part of the presentation is about how these technologies are utilised in FreeNAS and PC-BSD..
The slides of the presentation can be viewed on Slideshare: ZFS 101
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