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"25 Years of FreeBSD and Why You Should Get Involved!" by Deb Goodkin of The FreeBSD Foundation


Did you know that FreeBSD is one of the oldest (1993), largest, and most successful open source projects in the world? FreeBSD is a free Unix-like operating system descended from Research Unix via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), also known as “Berkeley Unix.” It’s known for its reliability, stability, and advanced networking and performance. In fact, if you watch Netflix, use an Apple iPhone, or play games on the Sony PlayStation, you are using FreeBSD today!

I'm going to share FreeBSD's long history, descending from the original UNIX in 1969 to where FreeBSD is at now. Once you understand FreeBSD's history, you'll learn why more individuals and companies are using FreeBSD, why you should consider using FreeBSD, and the benefits of contributing to this inclusive and welcoming open source community!

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