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Allan Jude joined the FreeBSD project in 2014 as a documentation committer after more than a dozen years as a user. His first major project was to rewrite the FreeBSD ZFS Handbook. He went on to become a source committer in 2015, and was elected to the FreeBSD Core Team in 2016. Allan wrote the GELIBoot feature of FreeBSD, which allows a system to bootstrap from an encrypted block device, where even the boot loader is housed on the encrypted volume, only the 128 KB bootstrap binary in its own unformatted partition remains unencrypted. In 2017 Allan began work on integrating the new ZStandard compression algorithm into ZFS.

Co-Author of "FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS" and "FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS"

Contact Info

  • Name: Allan Jude
  • Email: allanjude @ FreeBSD DOT org
  • IRC: AllanJude on Freenode, EFnet, and OpenZFS Slack.
  • Twitter: @AllanJude
  • Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Public Key: 4096R/12980B7E