[BSDCert-Announce] BSD Certification Group Newsletter -- December 2006
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BSD Certification Group Newsletter
* 1 New Sponsors
* 2 BSD Certification at LISA 06
* 3 Psychometrics Explained
* 4 Looking Ahead to 2007
* 5 Website Statistics
* 6 Mailing Lists
* 7 About this Newsletter
1 New Sponsors
We're pleased to announce two new sponsors: iXsystems as a gold
sponsor and Systemics Poland as a bronze sponsor.
iXsystems offers high-performance computing clusters, blade servers,
custom rackmount servers, and storage solutions to a wide
cross-section of industries. Using only the highest quality components
and manufacturing processes, iXsystems supplies FreeBSD, NetBSD,
OpenBSD and Linux rackmount servers to the global marketplace at
competitive prices. iXsystems supports and maintains the PC-BSD
project. iXsystems' support and development of PC-BSD helps drive
adoption of the FreeBSD operating system by Windows and Linux users
comfortable with a graphical user interface.
Systemics Poland Sp. z o.o. is a Polish service company with the
highest Sun Microsystems accreditation in service and education. Due
to its qualifications and skills, Systemics specializes mainly in
midrange and HighEnd servers, storage solutions, and the Solaris and
If your company is interested in sponsorship, please use the contact
form on the website to request details.
2 BSD Certification at LISA 06
Dan Langille and Dru Lavigne of the BSDCG manned a *BSD booth in the
exhibition hall at this year's LISA in Washington D.C. BSD is well
known in the Usenix sysadmin community and there was a fair bit of
interest in BSD certification.
3 Psychometrics Explained
A new publication describing the importance of psychometrics is
available for download from the website:
The pdf is currently available in English; we'll announce translations
as they become available in future newsletters.
This document focuses on the question creation phase of psychometrics.
4 Looking Ahead to 2007
The BSDCG would like to thank everyone for their assistance in 2006.
By subscribing to the mailing list, hanging out on #bsdcert, posting
announcements to newssites, taking surveys, downloading and
distributing publications, translating documents, creating graphics,
or donating and seeking sponsorships, you've helped to keep this a
We look forward to 2007 and wish everyone a happy holiday season with
family and friends.
5 Website Statistics
Online webstats are available at
6 Mailing Lists
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http://lists.nycbug.org/mailman/listinfo/bsdcert-announce/. It is a
closed list for announcements from the BSD Certification Group.
The general discussion list is at
7 About this Newsletter
The BSD Certification Group newsletter is published every month, near
the middle of the month.
Thank you to Dru Lavigne for contributing to this newsletter. The
editor is Jeremy C. Reed.
If you have any news items related to the BSD Certification, please
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