Ohio LinuxFest will be taking place from today (10-12 Sep in Ohio). I’m aware of the following FreeBSD related companies and projects that will be respresented: the FreeBSD Foundation, iXsystems, PC-BSD and BSD Certification. If you know of any other ones, please leave a comment below.
The eighth annual Ohio LinuxFest will be held on September 10-12, 2010 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Hosting authoritative speakers and a large expo, the Ohio LinuxFest welcomes all Free and Open Source Software professionals, enthusiasts, and everyone interested in learning more about Free and Open Source Software.
Dru Lavigne will be doing a presentation titled PC-BSD: An Easy to Use BSD Desktop (slideshare available)
EuroBSDCon 2010 (Accepted Talks)
The following talks will be taking place at EuroBSDCon 2010 (8-10 October, Karlsruhe (Germany)):
- Journaled Soft-updates
- BSD Certification: Applying Open Source Principles to Technical Certifications
- From Mainframe to FreeBSD
- PC-SYSINSTALL – A new installer backend for PC-BSD & FreeBSD
- VPS – Virtual Private Systems for FreeBSD
- FreeBSD on Latest ARM Processors – EABI and Toolchain Approach
- Binary Package Management and Object Oriented Shell Scripting under FreeBSD
- Hacking NanoBSD for fun and profit – building a manageable hosting platform
- Using FreeBSD in a Commercial Environment
- What Functional Programming Can Do for FreeBSD and Vice Versa?
- the long road to pkg_add -u… and beyond
- Key Technologies – SSH and PGP Convergence
- The new USB stack in FreeBSD 8/9
- Qmail in the FreeBSD universe
- Bouncing of the other kind: OpenBSD for large memory systems
- Quo vadis ZFS
- Running the new FreeBSD jails
- FreeBSD Jails – notes jotted on the prison wall.
MeetBSD 2010 (California)
This conference will be held 5-6 November 2010 Mountain View, California, USA)
MeetBSD 2010 features a community-driven discussion format that gives great minds from the BSD and open source communities the opportunity to share ideas. Discussions in the form of breakout sessions will provide a forum for a variety of open source development topics. Lightning talks will allow attendees to share the status of their BSD projects quickly with other community members, while stimulating conversation. A handful of selected speakers will also take part in the event, delivering information on a number of BSD platforms (source).
FreeBSD 6.4 and 8.0 End of Life
On November 30th, FreeBSD 6.4 and FreeBSD 8.0 will have reached their End of Life and will no longer be supported by the FreeBSD Security Team. Since FreeBSD 6.4 is the last remaining supported release from the FreeBSD 6.x stable branch, support for the FreeBSD 6.x stable branch will also cease at the same point. Users of either of these FreeBSD releases are strongly encouraged to upgrade to either FreeBSD 7.3 or FreeBSD 8.1 before that date.
The FreeBSD Ports Management Team wishes to remind users that November 30 is also the end of support for the Ports Collection for both FreeBSD 6.4 RELEASE and the FreeBSD 6.x STABLE branch. Neither the infrastructure nor individual ports are guaranteed to work on these FreeBSD versions after that date. A CVS tag will be created for users who cannot upgrade for some reason, at which time these users are advised to stop tracking the latest ports CVS repository and use the RELEASE_6_EOL tag instead (source)
Capsicum Presentation at Usenix Security 2010
Capsicum is a lightweight operating system capability and sandbox framework planned for inclusion in FreeBSD 9. Capsicum extends, rather than replaces, UNIX APIs, providing new kernel primitives (sandboxed capability mode and capabilities) and a userspace sandbox API. These tools support compartmentalisation of monolithic UNIX applications into logical applications, an increasingly common goal supported poorly by discretionary and mandatory access control. We demonstrate our approach by adapting core FreeBSD utilities and Google’s Chromium web browser to use Capsicum primitives, and compare the complexity and robustness of Capsicum with other sandboxing techniques.
FreeBSD Events and Conference Calendar
These and other dates can be found in my FreeBSD Events and Conferences Calender (gcal).