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Yearly FreeBSD Foundation Fundraising Campaign Is On 83

Posted by timothy
from the free-costs-money dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The FreeBSD Foundation's annual year-end fundraising drive is currently running. Their goal this year is US$ 1M, and they're currently at US$ 427K. In 2013, the efforts that were funded were from the last drive were: Native iSCSI kernel stack, Updated Intel graphics chipset support, Integration of Newcons, UTF-8 console support, Superpages for ARM architecture, and Layer 2 networking updates. Also various conferences and summit sponsorships, as well as hardware purchases for the Project. The Foundation is a US 501(c)3 non-profit, so your donations (if in the US) are tax-deductible. Some of the larger 2013 (corporate?) sponsors so far are NetApp, LineRate, WhatsApp, and Tarsnap."
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Yearly FreeBSD Foundation Fundraising Campaign Is On

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  • Re:For surely (Score:5, Informative)

    by Vskye (9079) on Saturday November 16, 2013 @10:35PM (#45446401)

    Check out PC-BSD sometime. http://www.pcbsd.org/ [pcbsd.org]

  • Re: For surely (Score:4, Informative)

    by adri (173121) on Sunday November 17, 2013 @02:18AM (#45447043) Homepage Journal

    Works fine for me on chips supported by dri. The dri2 support is being nailed down now and once that's in it'll work fine on the same bleeding edge Intel hardware Linux does.

    I'm the wifi guy. The WiFi is now up to date on Intel and Atheros 11n. I'd like some help with broadcom. I'll do the Intel and Atheros 11ac stuff early next year.

    I'm currently evaluating power management. FreeBSD and xorg on my ivybridge lenovo x230 draw 9w when idle. We are ok at using the deep sleep states per core and package but there's room for improvement.

    I'm making the turbo boost stuff work out of the box. Powerd is .. Dumb. Modern CPUs are fine at running at the highest clock rate but spending time in c3 and lower. So I'll fix powers to do that on these chips.

    I'm using an x230 in vesa mode but it works fine if you use the new DRI and xorg code. I do day to day hacking on the lenovo t400, mostly due to the cardbus slot I still use.

    The only thing missing is hotplug express card.

    So.. It's not perfect. 10.0 will not be laptop great. I expect 10.1 with updated dri2 and xorg along with Intel WiFi fixes and my power management stuff to be great.

    There.

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