FreeBSD Developers Want List

This page lists various developer hardware needs. If you are interested in supporting the FreeBSD Project, you might consider donating some piece of hardware on this list to the Project.

We provide the FreeBSD username of the developer who needs a resource, the country they are in (for shipping purposes), the equipment they desire, and the use to which that equipment will be put.

For information on tax deductions and process, please see the information on the main FreeBSD Donation Liaison office page.

If you would like to donate something on this list, please contact

On a general note, we need a variety of Sparc64 machines for testing and improving our Sparc port. Even small, old (or new!) Sparc64 machines are perfectly usable. No matter which country you're in, we almost certainly have someone local who could use it.

Developer ID

Developer Country

Equipment Desired

Equipment Use

Date Added

Last Updated


Oslo, Norway

Hosting for up to a full rack of 1U servers

New source tinderbox / continuous integration system. I have the hardware (including spares), but nowhere to host it. External bandwidth requirements are very modest, but a separate gigabit switch is needed for internal communication.





Low-spec ia64, powerpc64, sparc64, arm, mips hardware.

Boot- and install-testing snapshot and release images.




New York, NY, USA

4-8 core amd64 workstation, 12G+ RAM, fast drive(s)

Wanted to develop the FreeBSD test suite and Kyua. These projects require frequent rebuilds of large source trees (including many "make tinderbox" runs), so having a fast and local workstation at home would be very beneficial.




Silicon Valley, USA

Sun Blade 2500 with 2x 1.6 ghz processors (or 1.28ghz).

Continued FreeBSD/sparc64 development and testing.




Silicon Valley, USA

Apple G5 dual-processor tower.

Continued FreeBSD/PowerPC development and testing.





powerpc gear

We could specifically use rack-mounted powerpcs (such as Xserve G5s) for our package building cluster in the US.



Donations/WantList (last edited 2015-02-02 22:33:18 by GlenBarber)