EuroBSDCon 2006 took place in Milan, Italy, and not only offered excellent food on a flexible schedule, but also an interesting array of talks on work spanning the BSD's. On this page, you can find my slides from the FreeBSD developer summit and full conference.
20061110-devsummit-trustedbsd.pdf - TrustedBSD presentation on Audit and priv(9) (Developer Summit)
Status report on the TrustedBSD Project: introduction and status regarding Audit, plus a TODO list; introduction to the priv(9) work recently merged to 7.x.
20061111-eurobsdcon2006-how-freebsd-works.pdf - How the FreeBSD Project Works (EuroBSDCon 2006 Full Conference)
The FreeBSD Project is one of the oldest and most successful open source operating system projects, seeing wide deployment across the IT industry. From the root name servers, to top tier ISPs, to core router operating systems, to firewalls, to embedded appliances, you can't use a networked computer for ten minutes without using FreeBSD dozens of times. Part of FreeBSD's reputation for quality and reliability comes from the nature of its development organization--driven by a hundreds of highly skilled volunteers, from high school students to university professors. And unlike most open source projects, the FreeBSD Project has developers who have been working on the same source base for over twenty years. But how does this organization work? Who pays the bandwidth bills, runs the web servers, writes the documentation, writes the code, and calls the shots? And how can developers in a dozen time zones reach agreement on the time of day, let alone a kernel architecture? This presentation will attempt to provide, in 45 minutes, a brief if entertaining snapshot into what makes FreeBSD run.
The paper from the EuroBSDCon 2006 proceedings is also online.
I also presented a talk on the Mac OS X and FreeBSD security event audit systems, substituting for a missing speaker. This talk was originally presented at UKUUG LISA 2006, and the slides can be found on that page.
Copyright 2006 Robert N. M. Watson. All rights reserved.