Lionel Garth Jones | 3 Dec 20:10 2007

USENIX '08 Call For Papers Submissions Deadline: January 7, 2008

Call for Papers
2008 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
June 22-27, 2008, Boston, MA
Paper Submissions Deadline: January 7, 2008, 11:59 p.m. PST

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the 2008 USENIX Annual Technical Conference program
committee, we request your ideas, proposals, and papers for tutorials,
refereed papers, and posters.

Authors are invited to submit original and innovative papers to the
Refereed Papers Track of the 2008 USENIX Annual Technical Conference.
Papers can be either full papers of at most 14 pages or short
papers of at most 6 pages. Authors are required to submit papers by
11:59 p.m. PST, Monday, January 7, 2008.

In full papers, we seek high-quality submissions that further the
knowledge and understanding of modern computing systems, with an
emphasis on implementations and experimental results. Short papers
should describe early ideas, advocate a controversial position, or
present interesting results that do not require a full-length paper. We
encourage papers that break new ground or present insightful results
based on practical experience.

The USENIX conference has a broad scope. Specific topics of interest
include but are not limited to:
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Deb Goodkin | 10 Dec 16:54 2007

End-of-Year Fund Raising Drive

Dear FreeBSD Community,

The FreeBSD Foundation is kicking off our End-of-Year Fund Raising
Drive! Our goal this year is to raise over $250,000. And while we’re
very excited to report that we’ve already raised over $218,000 this
year, we still have a little ways to go.  That’s where you come in…

Why do we need donations?

The goal of the FreeBSD Project is to provide software that may be used
for any purpose -- and without strings attached.  Our mission is to
support the FreeBSD Project and community. Our funding comes from people
like you – those who are determined to keep FreeBSD free!

Where does the money go?

•	Sponsoring FreeBSD related conferences.

•	Providing travel grants to developers to attend these conferences.

•	Providing legal support on issues like understanding the GPLv3 impact 
on FreeBSD, trademarks, and other legal issues that come up.

•	Providing grants for projects that improve FreeBSD.

Your financial support is critical for the FreeBSD Project.
Please help us keep FreeBSD free. Go to to donate (any amount will
help).  And thank you for your continued support of the FreeBSD Foundation.

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gnn | 11 Dec 19:13 2007

AsiaBSDCon 2008 Call For Papers


Well, we're at it again.  In March of 2008 we'll be having another
AsiaBSDCon in Tokyo Japan.  The CFP is here:

and we hope to see all of you there.

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Deb Goodkin | 18 Dec 16:58 2007

The FreeBSD Foundation Semi-Annual Newsletter Announcement

Dear FreeBSD Community,

I am pleased to announce the publication of The FreeBSD Foundation's 
Semi-Annual Newsletter. Go to
to find out what we've been doing to help the FreeBSD project and community.

We would also like to thank everyone who contributed to the Foundation 
in 2007. We are fully funded by your donations. Please consider making a 
donation to help us continue our support of the FreeBSD project and 
community in 2008.

Thank You,

Deb Goodkin
The FreeBSD Foundation
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Dan Langille | 20 Dec 04:33 2007

BSDCan 2008 - call for papers

Hello folks,

BSDCan 2008 will be held 16-17 May, 2008 in Ottawa at the University of
Ottawa. It will be preceded by two days of tutorials on 14-15 May 2008.

We are now accepting proposals for papers.

The papers should be written with a very strong technical content
bias. Papers and proposals of a business development or marketing
nature are not appropriate for this venue.

If you are doing something interesting with a BSD operating system,
please submit a proposal.  You might be developing a very complex
system using BSD as the foundation.  Perhaps you are helping others
and have a story to tell about how BSD played a role. People using
BSD as a platform for research are also encouraged to submit a
proposal. Perhaps you may want to write a paper such as:

   * How we manage a giant installation with respect to handling spam.
   * and/or sysadmin.
   * and/or networking.

Both users and developers are encouraged to share their experiences.

The schedule is:

  19 Dec 2007 Proposal acceptance begins
  19 Jan 2008 Proposal acceptance ends
  19 Feb 2008 Confirmation of accepted proposals
  19 Apr 2008 Formatted final papers must arrive no later than this date
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