BSDTalk interview with some FreeBSD Core members

There’s a new interview on BSDTalk . This one is with a few of the FreeBSD Core Team members: Warner Losh, George V. Neville-Neil, Murray Stokely, Hiroki Sato, Robert Watson, Brooks Davis, and Philip Paeps. The interview was recorded at BSDCan2008 in Ottawa, Cananda.

As a sidenote: it’s again time (after 2 years) for the FreeBSD Core Team elections . The FreeBSD Project has relied on democratic elections of the 9 member core team since 2000.

Candidates have 2 weeks in which to declare their candidacy and voting commences on June 19. Active FreeBSD committers are eligible to vote until July 16 and the results will be announced shortly thereafter. Watch this space.

new SpreadFreeBSD.org logos

There are new logos on our SpreadFreeBSD.org website which you can use.

SpreadBSD

Did you know you can help us spread the knowledge and awareness of FreeBSD/PC-BSD by putting one of the new logos on your website, blog or emails and get a point every time somebody clicks on the link?

Bij doing this you can get (by enough points) products from iXsystems free or discounted.

Have a look at the different logos: www.spreadfreebsd.org

FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report (2008 Q1)

This 2008 Q1 Status Report covers FreeBSD related projects between January and March 2008. During this time FreeBSD 7.0 was released. BSDCan is upon us with the Developer Summit starting the 14th and the Conference starting the 16th.

These are the topics of the 2008 Q1 report:

Google Summer of Code

  • finstall – Graphical installer for FreeBSD
  • Summer of Code

Projects

  • ProPolice support for FreeBSD
  • Rewriting the TTY layer
  • USB

FreeBSD Team Reports

  • FreeBSD Bugbusting Team
  • The FreeBSD Foundation
  • The Ports Collection

Kernel

  • Multi-IPv4/v6/no-IP jails
  • UnionFS Improvements

Documentation

  • Ideas Web Application
  • The Hungarian Documentation Project
  • The Spanish Documentation Project

new BSD forum: daemonforums

One of our regular blog readers brought a new BSD related forum to my attention: daemonforums.org

It’s a new website without much activity yet, but what I’m curious about is, why create yet another BSD related forum? How is this one different from BSD Forums , BSD Support or BSD Nexus etc?

It would have been nice if the creator(s) explained why they’ve started yet another forum or what niche they’re aiming at.

Personally, I think we should co-operate more, recommend and improve what’s available already in the BSD world (be it operating systems, websites or forums – unless strong and valid reasons are there, obviously). United we’re stronger.

www.daemonforums.org

Thanks to kace – gotbsd.net for reporting this.