NATIONAL FreeBSD DAY
National FreeBSD Day on June 19 commemorates the launch date of an innovative technology that many of us use every day.
FreeBSD is an open-source operating system developed out of the University of California at Berkley in 1993. Used by billions of people around the globe, FreeBSD is used to teach operating system concepts in universities. Companies also develop products on FreeBSD, and universities use it as a research platform.
In fact, there’s a good chance you’re already using at least some code derived from FreeBSD in your everyday life. For example, if you stream movies via Netflix, chat with friends on WhatsApp, or play the latest PlayStation 4 game sensation, you’re already using FreeBSD.
As a pioneer in open-source technology, FreeBSD can be modified and redesigned to meet the needs of the user, free of charge within the guidelines of the license. Through a network of users, the software keeps pace with today’s technology and prepares us for what’s ahead.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Learn more about FreeBSD, its history and its applications at www.freebsd.org. Use #FreeBSDDay to share on social media.
FreeBSD Foundation founded National FreeBSD Day to recognize its pioneering and continuing impact on technology and honor its legacy. Commemorating the launch of FreeBSD, June 19 was selected. The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared National FreeBSD Day to be celebrated annually beginning in 2017.
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