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Content related to the BSD Projects, and Community.

Finding a Community

in BSD, Community, FSOSS, FSOSS2010

Location

Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 9" N, 79° 22' 54.0012" W

PLEASE NOTE: the microphone cuts out from around the 0:49 mark to 3:12 and is fine after

 (Even if You're not a Developer)

This presentation is designed to get new users started in contributing to an open source community and offers suggestions for projects to encourage new contributors. It will discuss:
- the benefits to contributing to a project (why you should be doing this if you are not already)
- how to find a community that offers the best fit
- getting started
- overcoming problems
- reducing barriers to contributions

Event: 
FSOSS
Speaker: 
Dru Lavigne

The NetBSD Way

in BSD, Community, SC2010

Location

Ottawa, ON
Canada
45° 24' 41.6592" N, 75° 41' 53.4984" W

The origins of BSD and Open Source predate the modern Linux renaissance by a decade and a half, and BSD derived codebases are still going strong.

What makes a BSD community different from a Linux community? What technological decisions are given more priority in the BSD world? Why should you care, and why should you use BSD? Come and hear a new perspective.

The first BSD Unix-derivative operating system was developed in 1977. Shared as Open Source from the beginning, it provided many people's first exposure to the Open Source concept - especially through its use as the basis for the original SunOS, or the reuse of its TCP/IP stack on widely varied systems (including MS Wi
ndows).

More recently, whole generations of Open Source developers have grown familiar with Linux as an operating system and community structure, and they've had limited, or no, exposure to BSD.

The two cultures have similarities, but also many differences in their approach to community building, code maintenance, design and development, and project man
agement.

Many OSCON conference attendees may only have exposure to The Linux Way. Come and hear about The BSD Way, and you'll find out why BSD is still going strong, the benefits it can offer you as a user or as a developer, and why us BSD folks don't just drop it all and contribute to Linux instead.

Event: 
Summercamp2010
Speaker: 
David Maxwell

The NetBSD Way

in BSD, Community, Security, Sysadmin, NetBSD, BSD, Misc
Speaker: 
David Maxwell
Event: 
Summercamp2010
Abstract: 

The origins of BSD and Open Source predate the modern Linux renaissance by a decade and a half, and BSD derived codebases are still going strong. What makes a BSD community different from a Linux community? What technological decisions are given more priority in the BSD world? Why should you care, and why should you use BSD? Come and hear a new perspective. The first BSD Unix-derivative operating system was developed in 1977. Shared as Open Source from the beginning, it provided many people's first exposure to the Open Source concept - especially through its use as the basis for the original SunOS, or the reuse of its TCP/IP stack on widely varied systems (including MS Wi ndows). More recently, whole generations of Open Source developers have grown familiar with Linux as an operating system and community structure, and they've had limited, or no, exposure to BSD. The two cultures have similarities, but also many differences in their approach to community building, code maintenance, design and development, and project man agement. Many OSCON conference attendees may only have exposure to The Linux Way. Come and hear about The BSD Way, and you'll find out why BSD is still going strong, the benefits it can offer you as a user or as a developer, and why us BSD folks don't just drop it all and contribute to Linux instead.

Level: 
Beginner
Time: 
2010-05-31T16:36
30 Aug

The verdict is in, and the best open source license is...

in BSD, Community, Company, Entrepreneurship, Legal, Video, EPL, GPL, Eclipse, Licenses
Eclipse

Which license is the best license for business? For community? For academia? For government? What are the key factors that influence the decision regarding an open source license? Are there certain things you should look out for?

This debate featured a panel of experts to examine the key factors influencing the decision to choose a particular license, as well as the subtle differences between the GPL, EPL, and BSD licences. These licenses cover a good range of the open source license spectrum.

The panel was:

Which Open Source License is Best? from Andrew Ross on Vimeo.

The video is also available in ogg format. As well, an mp3 is available.