[nycbug-talk] the case for a BSD Certification

G. Rosamond george
Mon Dec 6 09:46:19 EST 2004

This Register.com article leads me to some interesting conclusions:


There have been a number of Linux-related certs, most importantly the 
RedHat one.

But we're fortunate that a single BSD cert is more easily created, as 
we don't have huge multinationals backing one project versus another.  
If a BSD cert was created, it could be done in the interests of the 
technology in general, without spawning competition from other 
entities.  One of the benefits of not having competing corporate 
entities or distros in the mix.

We would obviously want to be as inclusive as possible, particularly in 
the beginning, for all the projects. . . from Free, Net, Open and 

I am thinking about starting up a mailman list for the topic.  Dru, 
Ike, myself and many others have been involved in discussions on this 
matter haphazardly. . . it may be time to jump start the project in 

We should probably implement an accompanying Wiki for it, as it is a 
cumulative-type project.  Next stage is to pull in others outside of 
NYC*BUG, particularly critical individuals at each project and at 
Yahoo, Pair, etc.

Thoughts?  We should probably have a volunteer to oversee the tech end 
of things for the wiki, list, documentation.


More information about the talk mailing list