Miller, Vincent (Rick | 31 Jul 17:49 2015

vBSDcon: September 11 - 13, 2015

Hi all,

vBSDcon is a technical conference for the various BSD communities that is
hosted by Verisign for users and developers of BSD-based systems.  vBSDcon
2015 is being held in Reston, VA from September 11 - 13, 2015 at the
Sheraton Reston hotel.  vBSDcon is an ideal event for systems and network
administrators, developers, and engineers with a focus on BSD-based
technologies.  The early bird registration rate of $75.00 is available
through August 13, 2015 at

The vBSDcon program is a single track conference with plenary talks and
unconference activities like Birds of A Feather sessions and Lightning
Talks and, as a bonus, we are hosting The FreeBSD Foundation to operate a
one-day FreeBSD Developer¹s Summit on September 11, 2015.  Speakers from
across North America and Europe will cover the topics below during plenary

* Blacklist¹d: A NetBSD project by Christos Zoulas
* What is EdgeBSD by Pierre Pronchery
* HardenedBSD Internals by Shawn Webb
*, the Free OpenBSD Shell Provider and Online BSD User Group:
Technical and Social Lessons Learned from Half a Decade of Service by
Brian Callahan and Bryce Chidester
* Interesting Things You Didn¹t Know You Could Do With ZFS by Allan Jude
* FreeBSD Virtualization Options by Michael Dexter
* Made to Measure: Network Performance Analysis in FreeBSD by George
Neville-Neil and JimThompson
* getdns, A New Stub Resolver by Willem Toorop
* Improving MemGuard support for UMA on FreeBSD by Chang-Hsien Tsai

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Jun Ebihara | 12 Jul 01:28 2015

Japan NetBSD Users Group 17th annual Meeting and BoF 2015

The Japan NetBSD Users' Group members held 17th annual Meeting 
  on Jul. 11 2015:

   - numerical analysis with NetBSD: Rin Okuyama
     Porting linux_sched_(get|set)affinity to NetBSD
   - pkgsrc - user setting and todo list: Ryo Onodera
   - Try Go on NetBSD (Take.2): Yasushi Oshima
   - USB Device-side Support: Hiroyuki Bessho
   - Check-update (pkgsrc): Makoto Fujiwara
   - RPI images / AsiaBSDCon: Jun Ebihara
   - debug tool/MSI-X: Masanobu Saito
   - musica - DLNA Server: MAEKAWA Masahide
   - NetBSD7.0 and Beyond: Noriyuki Soda 

NetBSD Tourist Guide:
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Jun Ebihara | 4 Jul 08:02 2015

NetBSD machines at Open Source Conference 2015 Okinawa

The Japan NetBSD Users' Group members held booth 
at the Open Source Conference 2015 Okinawa 
  on Jul. 4 2015:



RPI image:


zaurus WZero3:

Openblocks A6


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Jun Ebihara | 13 Jun 08:35 2015

NetBSD machines at Open Source Conference 2015 Hokkaido

The Japan NetBSD Users' Group members held booth
at the Open Source Conference 2015 Hokkaido on Jun. 13 2015:

 VT220 and SPARC station IPX
 RPI image: Xfce4.12 + mikutter + omxplayer
 SHARP NetWalker
 Xneko animation viewer hardware
 BSD Magazines

NetBSD Tourist Guide:

Presentation: Go on NetBSD evbarm/earm by  <at> oshimyja

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Jun Ebihara | 23 May 07:57 2015

OpenBSD and NetBSD machines at Open Source Conference 2015 Nagoya

The Japan NetBSD Users' Group and 
Nagoya *BSD Users' Group members held booth
at the Open Source Conference 2015 Tokyo/Spring on May. 22-23 2015:


OMRON LUNA88k + PC98 C-bus Graphic card PC9801-96 
 + Yaft yet another frame buffer terminal 
 + sayaka twitter client
on OpenBSD 5.7 by Kenji Aoyama. 

Power Mac G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors)+sgi 1600sw display
 with pm3fb(4) on NetBSD/macppc. by Naruaki Etomi. 

SHARP NetWalker (NetBSD/earmv7hf) Xfce4.12+Firefox+onscripter

Raspberry PI and Cubieboard2

NetBSD Tourist Guide:

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SAITOH Masanobu | 26 Mar 14:42 2015

AsiaBSDCon 2015 papers and slides

 Hi, all.

 AsiaBSDCon 2015's papers and slides are listed in the top of
"NetBSD presentation" page:

 Thanks all.


                SAITOH Masanobu (msaitoh <at>
                                 msaitoh <at>

Jun Ebihara | 15 Mar 07:11 2015

NetBSD machines at AsiaBSDCon 2015

BSD Research and Japan NetBSD Users' Group members held booth
at the AsiaBSDCon 2015  on May. 14-15 2015:

NetBSD Related Talk&Event in AsiaBSDCon2015
- NetBSD Developer Summit (invited only)
- NetBSD BoF
- P2C: Pipecut - Interactive Pipeline Editor David Maxwell
- K1: Modernizing BSD Networking Dennis Ferguson
- P4C: Modernizing NetBSD Networking Facilities and Interrupt Handling
    Ryota Ozaki
- P5C: The odd kid on the block Martin Husemann
- P7C: Cross-compilation in pkgsrc Taylor "Riastradh" Campbell
- P8C: The rump kernel: A tool for driver development and a toolkit for applications Justin Cormack
- NetBSD 7 in Work-In-Progress Session


NetBSD Travellers Guide:

The NetBSD booth exhibited the following machines:
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bch | 13 Mar 20:14 2015

promotional / release-event idea (USB installers) ?

Discussion of OpenBSD pre-orders is happening on Hackernews
currently[1], and the idea of the utility/waste of CDs came up, then
USB installers were mentioned.

I wrote a response[2], and wondered, is this something NetBSD has considered ?




Jun Ebihara | 11 Feb 08:25 2015

NetBSD machines at Open Source Conference 2015 Hamanako

The Japan NetBSD Users' Group members held booth
at the Open Source Conference 2015 Hamanako on Feb. 11 2015:


NetBSD Tourist Guide:

The NetBSD booth exhibited the following machines:
 - CubieBoard2 Allwinner A20 with LCD
 - Raspberry Pi with omxplayer video output to HDMI
 - BananaPI
 - Sharp NetWalker,based on CubieBoard2 image.
 - Sharp W-ZERO3
 - Sharp Zaurus SL-C7x0 and SL-C8x0
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Tyarko Leander Rodney | 30 Jan 09:54 2015

Re: Coffee Brewing at the NetBSD Foundation

Hey Zamri,

thank you for replying. My life without emoticons is hard, but I'd rather adapt to the power of words and
respond to a kind E-Mail asking for clarification, than trying to stuff my personal emotions into an Icon
usually consisting of no more than 3-ASCII characters, just to make sure all participants understand the
depths (or not depths, it depends...) of my sarcasm.

I am going to spare time and give you only a single keyword: Java

The Postscript was intended as a "Joke" and I really hope nobody believes I've been serious about weighing
the application of ideas based on the level of rejection I receive. Even if nobody would agree, I am
confident in my, as I see it, unbiased opinion and still would pursue my objective in finding somebody who,
at least, shares the same core values.

I'd say some people should use Emoticons and some shouldn't. I don't know which one I should do, but I refrain
from using them, since I met a lot of people, that used Emoticons on the Internet, but their "real life
character traits" just did not fit to the usage of Emoticons… There should be plain-text tags such as
<sarcasm></sarcasm>. Might be worth a new Proposal to the W3C. At least for HTML Recommendations…

"People always ask me: 'were you funny as a child?' Well, no, I was an accountant."

Best regards
Tyarko Leander Rodney | 30 Jan 07:20 2015

Coffee Brewing at the NetBSD Foundation

Subject: Coffee Brewing at the NetBSD Foundation
Good morning, 

No introduction, let's jump right in:

Elevator Pitch: NetBSD. The first Operating System to natively support the Internet of Things.

I first thought it might be a rather stupid idea, but in fact it does not seem to be at all!
I posted some portion of my idea as a joke in the freenode #netbsd chatroom, but I do not consider it as a joke anymore.
It arose from one of my thoughts on how to improve the NetBSD slogan. Nobody (in my opinion) asks the
question: "Can it run NetBSD?" I never had the chance to tell somebody "of course it runs NetBSD", because
to most people, that just isn't the question they're asking when it comes to the supposed quality
(Marketing) of an operating system, despite of what they are using it for.

If the NetBSD Foundation says: "Well we do not want to approach anybody not being able to ask the question in
order to understand the slogan", than that's fine.
But may I point to and add the fact, that the entire
/donation/ directory is disallowed in the robots.txt (<clear text>You can't figure out how much
donations the NetBSD Foundation received in the past, or at least not it's evolution. You'd have to ask it
and it might be lying (figuratively)… no web crawler...</clear text> ). I do not know the reason for the
dissallowance, but I asked many, diverse people who donate alot but have no interest in understanding
computer technology in-depth. They considered this "missing transparency" to be evidence of
"something being fishy", thus not thinking about a donation at all, despite the fact that "fishiness"
seemed to be a misconception.

Coffee or Tea?
I figured rather lately, that the WorldWideWeb Consortium extended the HTCPCP (Hyper Text Coffee Pot
Control Protocol) to HTCPCP-TEA (Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol for Tea Efflux Appliances),
which essentially now enables to brew… tea… Peppermint, Darjeeling and Earl-Grey as proposal.
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