[announce] NYC*BUG Wednesday: OPNsense

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September 16, Wednesday, 1845
OPNsense: On the Shoulders of Giants, Isaac (.ike) Levy
Stone Creek Bar & Lounge: 140 E 27th St
Notice: this month will not be the usual first wed.

OPNsense is a BSD-licensed, easy-to-use and easy-to-build FreeBSD-based
firewall and routing platform.

This presentation is a hands-on preview of OPNsense, and should appeal
to a wide range of people looking for BSD based router and firewall

With hands-on examples and gear on-site, we'll be covering:

    OPNsense Overview, a fast features walk-through
        As a fork of pfSense, why fork?

    Life with OPNsense today...
        Lots changing every week under the hood!
        Thanks to the stable FreeBSD Base, OPNsense is solid through

    Goals through next spring...
        Implementation high-level,
        Technical aims of the project
        Why an appliance, why not a package?
        The roadmap/goals for 2016
        Why a granular development process?
        HardenedBSD (Whaaaa?!)
        LibreSSL, OpenSSL

    Scratching my itch,
        Localized Translations!
        AWS/Cloud Images, (why? how?)

    OPNsense Project Future.
        ike's view of post-2016, many possibilities...
        Musing on building an appliance with FreeBSD

    Hands-on with hardware!

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