[nycbug-talk] Request for NYCBUG Help
george at ceetonetechnology.com
Mon May 14 21:42:33 EDT 2012
On 05/14/12 21:33, Jim B. wrote:
> Hi All,
> So I return from BSDCan to find an email invitation
> to speak at the Open Source Working Group at my current
> employer (who should remain unnamed please).
> I had earlier mentioned that I was a BSD aficionado and
> was offered an opportunity to join this group which
> explores, discusses, tests, recommends, and actually
> uses Open Source software. While most of the discussions
> I've seen in the past are about software libraries, and
> specific applications, they offered to let me talk at
> the next meeting (May 24) on anything BSD. I'll have
> 20-30 minutes, so it's not a lot of time.
> As are most organizations using OSS, there is a large
> Linux presence, but there is also a lot of other Unix
> throughout the enterprise - AIX, Solaris, HPUX, and
> probably many others. I'll have to introduce a bit of
> BSD history, philosophy, and the projects before I get
> into the details of BSD "gems".
> So, put yourself in my audience's shoes - enterprise IT
> guys, with a good set of processes in place for a very
> large infrastructure based primarily on Windows, AIX,
> Linux, and Solaris; with established architecture and
> very high expectations for professional IT on a global
> scale, who also know quite a lot about Open Source
> Software (though mostly Linux). These are some pretty
> smart people.
> What would you like to see and hear about regarding
> BSD software and the BSD community?
> Here's my current draft agenda - suggestions welcome.
> I - A Brief History of BSD
i'd be heavy on classic unix tradition here, and continuity with the
bsds to it.
> - ATT/UCB partnership
> - ATT lawsuit
> - BSD Family Tree
> - BSD License
useful to compare to gpl and gpl v3 hell and its decline.
and potential lawsuits lots of people could potentially face
> II - FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFly BSD, PC-BSD Introductions
I think I'd phrase PC-BSD as a 'distro'.
> - Main features
> - Community
> - Future directions
> III - Cool Hot Stuff
> - ZFS
> - Hammer
> - HAST
> - FreeNAS, TrueNAS
> - pf Firewall, CARP, pfSense
> - Embedded BSD
> - Capsicum
> - Virtualization
> - Jails, Xen, Hyper-v, VIMAGE, EC2, and other virtualization topics
> - Desktop PC-BSD
> IV - BSD Certification
> Remember- only 20-30 minutes!
Woah. Maybe cut down on Part III :)
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