[BSDCert-Announce] BSD Certification Group Newsletter for February 2006
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* 1 Cebit 2006
* 2 BSDCan 2006
* 3 BSDCG Update
* 4 Mailing Lists
* 5 About this Newsletter
1 Cebit 2006
Axel Gruner, one of the translators from the German team, will be
handing out certification brochures at a BSD booth at this year's
Cebit (http://www.cebit.de) in Hannover, Germany. If you're planning
on attending Cebit from March 9 - 15, do stop by. Also, if you are a
member of any of the BSD projects and are able to provide handouts,
CDs or other materials for the booth in Europe, please contact Axel at
http://www.allbsd.de/. Cebit is just one of four European conferences
which will have BSD booths this year.
2 BSDCan 2006
BSDCan will be held in Ottawa, Canada in May. Last year, the BSDCG
held an informal BoF (``birds of feather'') where attendees had a
chance to ask questions answered by a panel of six members of the
We're looking for input on what you would like to see from the BSDCG
at this year's BSDCan. Should there be a formal talk, an informal BoF,
both, or something else entirely? Post your answer on the bsdcert
(http://lists.nycbug.org/mailman/listinfo/bsdcert/) or use our contact
3 BSDCG Update
While it has been a while since the last press release, rest assured
that we've been quite busy negotiating with other agencies the various
bits required to bring about a certification exam. As things are
firmed up, we'll make announcements and you can expect several major
announcements in the next few months.
Elections for the BSDCG board of directors and officers, as defined in
occur in early March and the results will be posted on the website as
well as the newsletter that follows the election results.
We should hear back from the IRS regarding 501(c)(3) status before the
next newsletter. We should also have the publication date available
for the annual financial report by then.
We encourage those who haven't had a chance to make a donation yet to
consider doing so. (Visit
http://www.bsdcertification.org/index.php?NAV=Donate.) If you have any
questions or concerns regarding donating to the BSDCG, you are welcome
to start a thread on the mailing list for an open discussion. If you
prefer to voice your question privately, email either Dru Lavigne or
Jim Brown - their email addresses can be found in the mailing list
archives - or use the contact form with a subject of "donations".
4 Mailing Lists
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5 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.
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