[nycbug-talk] Re: BSD Success Stories (fwd)

G. Rosamond george
Sun Sep 26 21:06:06 EDT 2004

On Sep 26, 2004, at 3:05 PM, Dru wrote:

> On Thu, 23 Sep 2004, G. Rosamond wrote:
>> Right. . .I do think it's worth creating a NYCBUG mailing list on the 
>> topic of a BSD certification.  Certainly BSD Mall is in a good 
>> position to sponsor, as they have a respected name in the community.  
>> We can get a list of necessities for a certification brewed up 
>> through a dedicated mailing list.
> Yes, a mailing list is needed. The question is where is the best 
> place. I want to tackle such issues in November when I'm back from 
> Germany. In my training folder--watch out George, it's very organized 
> ;-) --, I have the addresses of a dozen people who have expressed 
> interest in participating in a formal committee. I've already had an 
> offer from Paul Robinson to host a wiki and/or forum at:
> http://vagueware.com/Open_Training
> http://vagueware.com/Talk:Open_Training

good first step.. .

> Chris Coleman has expressed interest. There may be interest within the 
> FreeBSD Foundation. There is a potential curriculum at both BSDmall 
> and from a university in Brazil. What's needed is organization, the 
> hammering out of technical details, and the backing of a well known 
> organization to give the certification some clout. Not to mention a 
> marketing machine to get the word out that the BSD's aren't behind the 
> times and that it is taking the issue of certification seriously.

The more groups/firms that endorse, the better. . .particularly the 
fbsd foundation. . .but limiting active characters is also a good idea. 
. .nominating a committee. . .

IMO, we need a mailing list in addition to the wiki. . .


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