[announce] NYCBUG Wednesday, April 1 plus BSDCan and BSDCert

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Sat Mar 28 19:21:01 EDT 2009

Git: A Case Study In Distributed Version Control

Wednesday, April 1 (really :)

6:45 pm, Suspenders Restaurant

Brian Cully will speak on Git: A Case Study In Distributed Version 
Control. This talk will go over what distributed version control systems 
(dVCS) mean, and how git applies itself to its problems.

bjc has been involved in open source since the mid 90s, contributing to 
the BSDs and Linux at various points. He once worked at Panix, and now 
works at Junction Networks. Wherever he goes he seems to end up working 
on the version control system, and is now using git exclusively.

(pls note later meeting time.  We recommend that you arrive early in 
event you plan to have dinner)

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BSDCan's (bsdcan.org) preliminary schedule has been released at 

Be sure to register at http://www.bsdcan.org/2009/register.php and to 
make your travel plans sooner than later!

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A BSD Certification Group Press Release states. . .

March 4, 2009 - Nominations Open for 3 Board of Directors Positions

Press Release     English

Nominations Open for 3 Board of Directors Positions

The BSD Certification Group will be accepting nominations for three 
Board of Directors positions starting March 4. These positions are for a 
two year term starting at the end of the election process. Nominees can 
be anyone from the general BSD community as well as any interested 
organization or company.

The board of directors will be expanded to five members with Dru Lavigne 
and Jim Brown continuing their terms until 2010. Responsibilities may 
include participating in monthly meetings and helping set the direction 
of the BSD Certification Group.

Nominations may be emailed (nominations at bsdcertification.org) until 
April 3, 2009. Please consider carbon copying the person being nominated 
on the email.

The non-voting chair, Phil Nelson from the NetBSD community, will 
acknowledge receipt of each nomination and confirm the nominees. The 
names of the confirmed nominees along with the number of nominations 
received by each will be published by mid April.

The eligible BSDCG members will hold an internal vote and the public 
announcement of the new Directors should be announced by mid May, 2009.

For more details, see the BSDCG bylaws at 

About the BSD Certification Group

The BSD Certification Group (BSDCG) at 
(http://www.bsdcertification.org/) is a non-profit organization 
committed to creating and maintaining a global certification standard 
for system administration on BSD based operating systems. The BSDCG 
works with the BSD and sysadmin communities in order to provide a 
practical and relevant certification.

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