Episode 012: Collecting SSHells
- The FreeBSD foundation is publishing articles on different FreeBSD developers
- This one is about Colin Percival (cperciva@), the ex-security officer
- Tells the story of how he first found BSD, what he contributed back, how he eventually became the security officer
- Running series with more to come
- EuroBSDCon 2013 dev summit videos, AsiaBSDCon 2013 videos, MWL's presentation video
- Most of us never get to see the dev summit talks since they're only for developers
- AsiaBSDCon 2013 videos also up finally
- List of AsiaBSDCon presentation topics here
- Our buddy Michael W Lucas gave an "OpenBSD for Linux users" talk at a Michigan Unix Users Group.
- He says "Among other things, I compare OpenBSD to Richard Stallman and physically assault an audience member. We also talk long long time, memory randomization, PF, BSD license versus GPL, Microsoft and other OpenBSD stuff"
- Really informative presentation, pretty long, answers some common questions at the end
- FOSDEM 2014 will take place on 1–2 February, 2014, in Brussels, Belgium
- Just like in the last years, there will be both a BSD booth and a developer's room
- The topics of the devroom include all BSD operating systems. Every talk is welcome, from internal hacker discussion to real-world examples and presentations about new and shiny features.
- If you are in the area or want to go, check the show notes for details
- NYCBSDCon is also accepting papers.
- It'll be in New York City at the beginning of February 2014
- If anyone wants to give a talk at one of these conferences, go ahead and send in your stuff!
- The FreeBSD foundation has been supporting the FreeBSD project and community for over 13 years
- As of today they have raised about half a million dollars, but still have a while to go
- Donations go towards new features, paying for the server infrastructure, conferences, supporting the community, hiring full-time staff members and promoting FreeBSD at events
- They are preparing the debut of a new online magazine, the FreeBSD Journal
- Typically big companies make their huge donations in December, like a couple of anonymous donors that gave around $250,000 each last year
- Make your donation today over at freebsdfoundation.org, every little bit helps
- Everyone involved with BSD Now made a donation last year and will do so again this year
Interview - Amitai Schlair - email@example.com / @schmonz
The NetBSD Foundation, pkgsrc, future plans
- Note: there was a mistake in the video version of the tutorial, please consult the written version for the proper instructions.
- Sony's Playstation 4 is finally released
- As previously thought, its OS is heavily based on FreeBSD and uses the kernel among other things
- Link in the show notes contains the full list of BSD software they're using
- Always good to see BSD being so widespread
- Free monthly BSD magazine publishes another issue
- This time their topics include: Configuring a Highly Available Service on FreeBSD, IT Inventory & Asset Management Automation, more FreeBSD Programming Primer, PfSense and Snort and a few others
- PDF linked in the show notes
- NetBSD's pbulk tool is similar to poudriere, but for pkgsrc
- While working on updating the documentation, a developer cleaned up quite a lot of code
- He wrote a script that automates pbulk deployment and setup
- The whole setup of a dedicated machine has been reduced to just three commands
- Over 200 PBIs have been populated in to the PC-BSD 10 Stable Appcafe
- Many PC-BSD programs received some necessary bug fixes and updates
- Some include network detection in the package and update managers, nvidia graphic detection, security updates for PCDM