[nycbug-talk] the case for a BSD Certification

G T unixenigma
Tue Dec 7 11:17:27 EST 2004

Great idea. Please, let me know if I can be of any
service to this project - count me in.
--- "G. Rosamond" <george at sddi.net> wrote:

> 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 
> DragonFly.
> 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 
> January.
> 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.
> g
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