October-December 2023 Status Report

submited 17 February 2024

This is the last 2023 quarter. As you have probably noticed, this status report comes later than usual and with fewer reports than the preceding quarter. Indeed, please keep in mind that the last quarter of every year is for many members of our community the quarter of the celebrations for Christmas and for the New Year, which implies that those members will spend more time with their families and will have less time for their favorite voluntary software projects. Thus there is less to report and reports tend to arrive later. But finally, here they are.

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20 April 2024
FreeBSD Foundation Delivers V1 of FreeBSD SSDF Attestation to Support Cybersecurity Compliance  

The SSDF is a key resource for entities working with the US Government, facilitating compliance with NIST SP 800-218 Section 4e as recommended by the United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in consultation with the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This initiative aligns with the goals of Executive Order 14028, issued by the Biden Administration in May of 2021, and Memorandum M-22-18, issued in September of 2022, aimed at enhancing national cybersecurity.

19 April 2024
BSD Now 555: Poudriereing Apple Silicon  

Kubernetes and back - Why I don't run distributed systems, NetApp’s strategic contributions to FreeBSD: a deep dive into upstreaming efforts, Make your own E-Mail server - Part 2 - Adding Webmail and More with Nextcloud, Poudriere on Apple Silicon, One less Un*xy option for 32-bit PowerPC, and more.

In OpenBSD -current, default write format for tar(1) has changed  

A series of commits by Jeremie Courreges-Anglas (jca@) has modified tar(1) such that its default write format (for archives) is that of pax(1).

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17 April 2024
iXsystems: No one is being ‘marooned’ by Debian focus  

Continuation of news regarding iX focusing more on Linux and less on BSD, addressing some of the concerns of BSD users.

Valuable News – 2024/04/15  

The Valuable News weekly series is dedicated to provide summary about news, articles and other interesting stuff mostly but not always related to the UNIX/BSD/Linux systems.

13 April 2024
BSDCan 2024 Travel Grant Application Now Open  

The Travel Grant Application for BSDCan 2024 is now open. The FreeBSD Foundation can help you attend BSDCan through our travel grant program. Travel grants are available to FreeBSD developers and advocates who need assistance with travel expenses for attending conferences related to FreeBSD development.

BSD Now 554: NetBSD Double Digit  

The XZ Backdoor, NetBSD 10.0, iX announces that they will put out a release of TrueNAS 13.3, State of the Terminal, LibreSSL 3.8.4 and 3.9.1 released and more.

08 April 2024
GhostBSD review  

Youtube video review of their latest release.

07 April 2024
OpenBSD 7.5 released  

The OpenBSD project has released OpenBSD 7.5, the project's 56th release, with numerous improvements and support for 14 hardware platforms. See the OpenBSD 7.5 release page for a more detailed list.

BSD Now 553: Terminal Latency  

Using Git offline, Make your own E-mail server, quiz: a tool for rapid OpenZFS development, Configuring openzfs for nvme databases, Mirroring OmniOS: The Complete Guide part 1, Installing OpenBSD 7.4 on a VisionFive 2 rev, and more.

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