I wish you all, regular readers and visitors of this website, a happy and prosperous 2010.
Hopefully, we will be seeing a stronger and bigger open source software c0mmunity in general this year and an increase in the use and adoption of FreeBSD. I’m looking forward to PC-BSD 8.0 with KDE 4.4 as well (going beta very soon).
Let’s see how FreeBSD 9 is shaping up at the end of the year. Ivan Voras has started a new page with all the new stuff finding its way into FreeBSD 9 (just like he did with FreeBSD 7 and 8): What’s cooking for FreeBSD 9.
The FreeBSD Foundation has not reached its fund raising goal for 2009 yet ($46,000 short of their $300,000 goal). The Foundation is hoping to to double spending on development in 2010 and needs our help:
Why make a donation? Right now we’re putting together our 2010 budget. Our goal for next year is to double our project development spending, continue sponsoring BSD-related conferences, sponsor more developers to travel to these conferences, and spend more on needed equipment for the project.
The Foundation announced earlier this week it’s receiving a cheque for $500 from the Bad Code Offsets project. I’ve never heard of this project:
The project is a way to undo the bad code other people have written without actually replacing the bad code. Much like carbon offsets, money used to buy Bad Code Offsets goes towards open-source projects which not only produce good code, but produce software that helps developers build good software
Justin Sherill mentions on the DragonFlyBSD Digest that was contacted by a recruiter to see if he knew anybody who might be interested in a BSD hacker job:
My client right now is an established proprietary trading firm. That means that they use only their own capital, and don’t have any investors. They were founded in 2002 and currently have about 50 people. They focus on trading multiple asset classes with extremely high-frequency both in the US and abroad. The unique twist on this firm is that they don’t hire people with finance backgrounds. They are looking for the best talent they can find in both math and technology, and then let them come up with unique solutions of their own.
We’re currently looking for some top-notch systems programmers. People who are really great C++ hacks, and have experience using one of the versions of BSD are ideal for us. In addition, we like people who have experience programming in Perl, and working on network protocols or file systems. This place has a very flat organization, and is pretty casual in dress…jeans are the norm. It’s basically a dot.com that got transported from Silicon Valley to NYC.
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