Colin Percival

is creating the FreeBSD/EC2 platform

Select a membership level

FreeBSD/EC2 user

per month
You use FreeBSD in EC2 and want to make sure it keeps on running smoothly as EC2 evolves.

FreeBSD/EC2 corporate user

per month
Your company uses FreeBSD in EC2 and needs to make sure it keeps on running smoothly as EC2 evolves.

FreeBSD/EC2 power user

per month
You make extensive use of FreeBSD in EC2, including some of the more obscure features.  Maybe you use configinit to automatically configure new instances.  Maybe you make use of the AMI Builder AMI to create customized images.  You want to make sure that the extended functionality keeps on working.




per month

About Colin Percival

I've been working on making FreeBSD run on the Amazon EC2 platform for about a decade now. I first got it booting in December 2010, and as of April 2015 it has been running smoothly enough to be a standard part of FreeBSD releases.

However, there is always more work to be done; I have regular conference calls with Amazon to discuss new developments in the world of AWS and how FreeBSD can make use of them, and spend a significant amount of time both writing code myself and coordinating with other FreeBSD developers who are working on relevant parts of the FreeBSD codebase.

While I started working on FreeBSD/EC2 to meet a personal need - or rather, the needs of my online backup service, Tarsnap - as EC2 has developed and this project has expanded it has become clear that there is work which would be useful for FreeBSD but which isn't useful for the ways that Tarsnap uses EC2.  As such, I'm hoping to raise some donations to cover the time I have to take away from my "day job"; and also in the process to provide me with a budget for things like conference travel.

Recent posts by Colin Percival

How it works

Get started in 2 minutes

Choose a membership
Sign up
Add a payment method
Get benefits