This year the FreeBSD Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary. To commemorate those years of dedication to open source we are going to take a look at the history of FreeBSD and what exactly the FreeBSD Foundation does. Join me wont you.
Unix first appeared when God delivered the source code to the chosen people after they had fled Egypt. Okay maybe thats not exactly how that happened but Im sure a few greybeards think that is how it happened.
Unix was first created in the early 70s and quickly took off among academic circles. In 1977 a student at the University of California at Berkeley named Bill Joy began working to compile different Unix tools to create the first Berkeley Software Distribution or 1BSD. If the name Bill Joy sounds familiar its because he created the Vi text editor and was one of the co-founders of Sun Microsystems.