FreeBSD Foundation

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FreeBSD Foundation
Founded27 June 2001

The FreeBSD Foundation is a United States-based 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the FreeBSD project, its development and its community. Funding comes from individual and corporate donations, and is used to sponsor developers for specific activities, purchase hardware and network infrastructure and provide travel grants to developer summits. The FreeBSD Foundation is able to provide legal representation to sign contracts and agreements on behalf of the FreeBSD project, and also holds the FreeBSD trademark and related domain names.

The FreeBSD Foundation received initial 501(c)(3) charity status on December 7, 2000, and the Foundation was formally announced to the world on June 27, 2001.[1]

Board of Directors[edit]

The current Board of Directors[2] is as follows:

  • Justin T. Gibbs, President and Founder
  • Benedict Reuschling, Vice President
  • Kevin Bowling, Secretary
  • Dr. Marshall Kirk McKusick, Treasurer
  • Dr. Hiroki Sato, Director
  • Andrew Wafaa, Director
  • Dr. Robert N. M. Watson, Director


  1. ^ Bresler, Jonathan M. Mail to freebsd-announce: The FreeBSD Foundation -- an introduction, June 27, 2001. Visited June 12, 2011.
  2. ^ "Board of Directors".

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