[BSDCert] Some ideas. . .
dlavigne6 at sympatico.ca
Sun Jul 31 21:32:48 EDT 2005
On Sun, 31 Jul 2005, Bryan Maynard wrote:
> Hello all! :-)
Hi Bryan :-)
> My understanding (I just signed up for this list last night :-) ) is
> that bsdcertification will be doing something like this. I am sorry if
> I make comments, ask questions, or give ideas that have already been
Yes, we've had lots of new subscribers which is great. Don't forget, the
list is archived so everyone can get caught up on what has happened so
> There are, obviously, other catagories for certification - I just wanted
> to pose the idea of re-thinking what kinds of certifications are given
> out. IMO, greatest strenths of FreeBSD are it's security, modularity,
> speed, and stability. If we train people around these core benefits
> then the people sell the OS and the OS sells the people. We could
> certify people in a way that would create "swat teams" that could come
> in and create efficient and customized systems for clients that could
> be easily re-configured later. To my knowledge, this does not currently
That would be an interesting benefit to certification...
> In addition to the certification we are discussing here, I think it
> would be extremely beneficial to gather as much info about the BSDs as
> possible in one place - or a small number of closely related places.
> These repositories could double as study sources/reference material.
This is in the works. We're currently revamping the website as we have
more material to add. As the editor, I'm particularly interested in
whitepapers, brochures, media kits and other advocacy materials so contact
me if you have any ideas in this area. Also, while I'm in advertising
mode, I'll be handing out advocacy material at this year's OSCON in
Portland next week. Anyone in the area, drop by and say hello (the exhibit
hall is free), pick up some BSD advocacy materials and talk about BSD
> Again, if I am retreading anything I am sorry. I am very excited about
> BSD certifications. I would like to get certified myself assoon as I
> can :-) .
That's good to hear :-)
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