Related link: http://www.bsdcertification.org
It’s been a while since I’ve last blogged. Many exciting things have been happening in BSD, with much more in the works as 2005 progresses.
An exciting initiative which I’m lucky to be a part of was officially announced earlier today on the BSD advocacy lists. A BSD Certification Group has been formed to address the lack of BSD certification. You can read the press release at the BSD Certification Group site.
A Portuguese version of the press release was also announced to various Portuguese BSD lists and user groups.
While the Group will be coordinating and overseeing the effort, we are actively seeking contributions from the community to ensure the resulting certification process meets the needs of the BSD community. Some contributions have already been defined, with more ways to contribute in the works. If you haven’t already, subscribe to the public mailing list as it will be the main announcement venue as the certification standard progresses.
The countdown is now on for BSDCan 2005. Last year was great, but it looks like it will pale in comparison to this year’s lineup. If you haven’t already, register now as space is limited and seats are filling up fast.
Here’s your chance to mingle with and listen to the names you’ve seen on mailing lists as well as some BSD icons. I already had a chance to meet Greg Lehey at EuroBSDCon 2004, but it’s great to see him coming over to this side of the pond. And after meeting Kirk McKusick last fall, I am really looking forward to meeting another CSRG member, Sam Leffler. There’s also some surprises which will be revealed at the conference. I’ve tried getting hints from Dan Langille over beer and pizza, but even I’ll have to wait for BSDCan to find out!
I’ll also be manning the registration booth so don’t forget to say hi when you register.
And this one just in: a reader emailed me to let me know of a Hungarian BSD portal.
Daemonnews has put out a call for contributions. Check it out if you have some time to donate and would like to help contribute to the BSD community.
The folks at NYCBUG have created a searchable database of companies that use or support BSD. They also have a submission form should you wish to add a new resource.
I’ll be writing later on this spring regarding several other initiatives which are in the works but are not quite ready to be announced yet. See you then.