FreeBSD The Power to Serve


FreeBSD’s community is diverse and extensive, and can be found everywhere great conversations and activity takes place. You’ll find our community and spaces intelligent, welcoming and approachable.

The project maintains several official community spaces where developers, contributors and users can find help and support, stay up to date, coordinate and collaborate or just kick back, relax and socialise.

If you prefer asynchronous and long-lived communications channels, FreeBSD offers over one hundred mailing lists covering a vast range of topics, and provides web-based forums and several Usenet newsgroups.

For more real-time collaboration, we have a number of FreeBSD IRC channels and an instance on Discord where you can find support, learn to contribute, watch live streams and a whole lot more.

If you are interested in professional development and networking opportunities then follow us on LinkedIn and join our official FreeBSD LinkedIn Group.

For regularly run in-person and online meets, you might like to look into our FreeBSD Events where we maintain a feed and calendar of upcoming events. Last year there were 7 events around the world.

On twitter, you can follow @freebsd, @freebsdhelp, or @freebsdcore.

On Reddit, you can find the FreeBSD community here.

Beyond officially run community spaces, there are User Groups in 0 countries, along with highly active FreeBSD communities on Twitter, StackOverflow, ServerFault, and, among many other technology-related spaces.

The FreeBSD wiki contains information about development and related projects.

Video Content

On YouTube, we host an official FreeBSD channel with developer summits and "office hours" events, and a BSD Conferences channel with full taped presentations from FreeBSD technical conferences.

Personal Note to the Community from gjb

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Last modified on: December 3, 2023 by Ceri Davies