[BSDCert-Announce] BSD Certification Group Newsletter for October 2006
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BSD Certification Group Newsletter
* 1 Exam Objectives Translated to Russian
* 2 New Sponsor
* 3 Nominations open for Board of Directors
* 4 BSD Certification at NYCBSDCon
* 5 BSD Talk at Viruuma College
* 6 Website Statistics
* 7 Mailing Lists
* 8 About this Newsletter
1 Exam Objectives Translated to Russian
The BSDA Certification Requirements document has been translated to
Russian. The PDF is available for download from
2 New Sponsor
Thanks to a generous donation, Iron Systems
(http://www.ironsystems.com), has become our first Gold sponsor. Iron
Systems ships high quality BSD-based rackmount servers and is pleased
to be able to contribute towards a certification for BSD system
Keep an eye on the Sponsors page of the website as several other
sponsors will be added over the next few weeks.
3 Nominations open for Board of Directors
Dan Langille announced that nominations are open for the first Board
of Directors in this mailing list post:
Nominations are open until Sunday, October 22nd and full instructions
are included in Dan's post.
4 BSD Certification at NYCBSDCon
A BoF session will be held on Saturday, October 28 between 9:00 and
9:45 at the NYCBSDCon (http://www.nycbsdcon.org) at Columbia
University in NYC. If you're attending the conference the BoF is an
excellent opportunity to meet with some of the BSDCG and to have your
questions answered about the status of the upcoming BSDA examination.
5 BSD Talk at Viruuma College
Andrei Kolu recently spoke to an audience of about 60 at Viruuma
College in Estonia. This was the first they had heard of BSD
certification and the first presentation on BSD for many in
attendance. A PDF of the presentation is available in Russian
(http://www.raidon.eu/files/bsdshow/bsdshow2006-ru.pdf) and Estonian
(http://www.raidon.eu/files/bsdshow/bsdshow2006.pdf). An English
version will be available soon.
6 Website Statistics
Online webstats are available at
http://webstats.bsdcertification.org/. The delivery survey report
which was released on Sept. 11 had 1546 downloads during the month of
7 Mailing Lists
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8 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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