BSD News 05/14/13

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FreeBSD Status Report – 2013-Q1

The FreeBSD Project has released its first status report for 2013 (January to March 2013). It comes with 31 entries and gives a nice insight on what developers have been working on.

FreeBSD Foundation Announces Ed Maste is New Director of Project Development

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce Ed Maste's new role as the
Foundation's part-time Director of Project Development.  Ed has served
on the Foundation's board for two years, and has stepped down in order to
accept this new position.

In this position Ed will manage the Foundation's sponsored work,
including projects funded under specific grants, operational support and
project development undertaken by the Foundation's permanent technical

Working with the Foundation's Board of Directors, Ed will identify
and document specific areas of future project work interest.  This
roadmap planning will include coordination with FreeBSD consumers and
the FreeBSD community.

"2012 represented an inflection point in the Foundation's history,''
said Justin T. Gibbs, President of the FreeBSD Foundation.  "The
Foundation has a stated goal of investing in permanent staff through
2013.  With Ed taking on this new position I'm excited by the
Foundation's increased capacity to manage our project development and
operational support.''

Ed has over ten years of experience in companies building products
on FreeBSD, in both technical and managerial roles.  He resides in
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

FreeBSD is participating in Google Summer of Code 2013

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 $5000 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 at and a list of possible project ideas may be found at . 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.
Students are also encouraged to visit to view more details of the program, including eligibility requirements, and a list of other participating organisations. (via)

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