The FreeBSD Project

Your Gateway to a Powerful, Secure, and Innovative

Open Source Operating System

Core Values and Technologies

Simplicity and Stability

FreeBSD's core philosophy centers on simplicity and stability. Its clean, dependable design and user-friendly environment enable you to focus on innovation and productivity.


OpenZFS combines robust data integrity with efficient storage management. Harness the full potential of your data with OpenZFS on FreeBSD.


FreeBSD excels in containerization, delivering lightweight, secure environments for applications through Jails, a continuously improved technology with over 20 years of development.


FreeBSD's networking prowess is renowned in the industry. Whether you are building a network appliance or a data center, FreeBSD's networking features have you covered.


FreeBSD offers an esteemed collection of documentation, including books, articles, and manual pages, to empower users of all expertise levels in effectively navigating and leveraging the FreeBSD environment.

Community and Open Goverment

FreeBSD thrives on a vibrant and open community. Our commitment to open government and transparent decision-making fosters collaboration and inclusivity.

Who trusts FreeBSD

Stay Informed with FreeBSD News and Events

Explore the latest updates, releases, and developments, as well as FreeBSD events taking place worldwide.

April-June 2023 Status Report

Jul 27, 2023

The April to June 2023 Status Report is now available with 37 entries.

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New committer

May 22, 2023

New committer: Christos Margiolis (src)

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January-March 2023 Status Report

Apr 19, 2023

The January to March 2023 Status Report is now available with 25 entries.

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(Brussels, Belgium)

Feb 3, 2024 - Feb 4, 2024

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AsiaBSDCon 2024
(Taipei, Taiwan)

Mar 21, 2024 - Mar 24, 2024

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BSDCan 2024
(Ottawa, Canada)

May 29, 2024 - Jun 1, 2024

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Cloud Ready,
Powering the Future

FreeBSD's trusted stability and cloud-friendly features make it the ideal choice for your cloud-based projects.

Explore the limitless possibilities of cloud computing with FreeBSD today.

The voice of the FreeBSD Foundation

The FreeBSD Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, actively supports and advocates for the global FreeBSD Project and community. Through funding, project management, conferences, and advocacy, we foster growth, innovation, and engagement among users and contributors worldwide.

FreeBSD Journal

Recap of Second Enterprise Working Group Meeting

Oct 18, 2023

The WG met again the week of September 4, 2023.

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FreeBSD Foundation Update, September 2023

Oct 5, 2023

Welcome to the September issue of the FreeBSD Foundation Update.

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Introducing Students to FreeBSD

Oct 4, 2023

One of the Foundation’s goals for 2023-2024 is to increase the adoption and visibility of FreeBSD.

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Prioritizing Your Security

Stay informed about the latest security updates with FreeBSD's Security Advisories and Errata Notices.