[nycbug-talk] the case for a BSD Certification

G. Rosamond george
Fri Dec 17 11:21:11 EST 2004

On Dec 17, 2004, at 11:04 AM, Okan Demirmen wrote:

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>> Majority of network appliances?  Woah.  I can name a lot (Borderware
>> fw, CheckPoint Nokia, some Snap servers), but majority?  That would be
>> significant.
> I didn't want to miss an important vendor and piss them off ;) But
> absolutely!

But it's a good idea to start looking at them . . . Let's deal with the 
'little' fish, then think about getting backing from them if possible.  
Apple is obviously the real big fish.

>>> Getting off point, my point is that slipping *BSD certs into the
>>> industry may be one factor in reassuring the industry that *BSD is
>>> still here, strong and ever evolving.
>>> What can we do to help?
>> Well, I setup two new lists on our mailman last night, one for LABUG
>> (Los Angeles' Pete) and one for CDBUG (Albany area for Jonathan F). . 
>> .
>> I think it's time for a BSDCert list.
> I may ask for a new one too soon, depending on where I end up next
> month ;)

Uh oh. . . . the NYC*BUG diaspora begins. . . Don't we get to vote on 

>> A number of us have spoken about it for a while, and Dru seems at the
>> helm.  Since she's also an instructor with years of experience, I 
>> think
>> she has the best of sense of the big picture.
>> We have one contact from NetBSD, plus a good number of others.
>> We'll start with a list, with a wiki, as there's lots of data
>> accumulation and organization to take care of.
>> We need to look at backers for the cert, starting with each of the BSD
>> projects, then moving onto entities like BSD Mall/DN, etc.  Maybe some
>> educational institutes.
>> We need to work out a curriculum, covering both general Unix stuff 
>> then
>> BSD specifics.  There should probably be sections of each of the BSDs,
>> plus specials sections on OpenSSH, pkgsrc, pf, ports, etc.
>> I'll setup a list later, but I think it would be a good idea to get 
>> the
>> wiki up somewhere first. .. with passwd protection for editing rights.
> let the wiki begin ;)
> thanks george.
> cheers,
> okan
>> g
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