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 http://www.netbsd.org/donations/#how-to-donate 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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Jun Ebihara | 26 Dec 02:25 2014

NetBSD Advent Calendar 2014

 <at> furandon_pig planned "NetBSD Advent Calendar 2014".


Article start from 
 DAY1:  NetBSD on VirtualBox by  <at> furandon_pig to 
 DAY25: NetBSD and X Window System by  <at> furandon_pig with succeeded.

DAY23: OpenSource Development and Framebuffer console by  <at> nullnilaki.
   - Discussion on tech-kern <at>  mailinglist and implove framebuffer console.
DAY21: NetBSD and Multithreading by  <at> oshimyja.

Tweets about this advent calendar:

Many thanx and Merry Xmas and a happy new year without any fear.
Jun Ebihara

Brian Callahan | 21 Dec 18:06 2014

New *BSD User Group in Upstate New York (Capital District)

Hi NetBSD-ers --

I just want to announce a new *BSD User Group I've (re-)started in the 
Capital District, NY, region, the Capital District *BSD User Group 
(CDBUG). We started meeting about two months ago: we meet the second 
Tuesday of each month at 6:45 PM at INOC (80 State St. in Albany).

Hopefully some of you here are in the area and can make it out; it's a 
low stakes, friendly group comprised of everything from new users to 
kernel hackers and developers.

We have a mailing list: cdbug-talk <at> lists.nycbug.org

We're also looking for speakers! If you have an idea for a talk, please 
let us know. Especially if you're a developer.

Hope to see you all in the Capital District!


(Please CC me if there are any replies as I am not subbed to these lists.)

Jun Ebihara | 22 Nov 16:00 2014

NetBSD machines at Open Source Conference 2014 Fukuoka

The Japan NetBSD Users' Group members held booth
at the Open Source Conference 2014 Fukuoka on Nov 21-22 2014:

NetBSD Tourist Guide for NetBSD BoF time:

The NetBSD booth exhibited the following machines:
 - CubieBoard2 Allwinner A20 with LCD 
 - Raspberry Pi 
 - Sharp NetWalker + xnp2
 - Sharp W-ZERO3
 - Sharp Zaurus SL-C7x0 and SL-C8x0
 - NetBSD/x68k Sprite demonstration on XM6i by  <at> oshimyja
 - sticky stickers  <at> okano_t

Preparing NetBSD booth:

Raspberry Pi running updated 2014-11-22-netbsd-raspi.img image:
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Jun Ebihara | 8 Nov 23:01 2014

NetBSD machines at KANSAI OPEN FORUM 2014

the Japan NetBSD Users' Group members held booth
at the KANSAI OPEN FORUM 2014 on Nov. 7-8 2014:

The NetBSD booth exhibited the following machines:
 - https://k-of.jp/2014/session/541
 - OMRON LUNAII NetBSD/luna68k with mlterm-fb/libsixel/mikutter.
 - Raspberry Pi with LCD (LCD hardware trouble)
 - SHARP SL-C1000 with xnp2 SuperDepth game.
 - NetBSD/x68k on XM6i
 - NetBSD/evbarm SHARP Netwalker
 - sticky stickers  <at> okano_t
 - bash bashing sticker donation

- https://k-of.jp/2014/session/542
- http://movapic.com/ebijun/pic/5201604
- http://www.soum.co.jp/~jun/KOF2014.pdf  <at> ebijun
- https://speakerdeck.com/tsutsui/kof-and-luna-at-netbsd-booth  <at> tsutsuii

Dynabook AZ,Various ARM Linux gadgets,pkgsrc on ARM Linux  <at> kapper1224
- https://k-of.jp/2014/session/562
- http://movapic.com/ebijun/pic/5201633
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Jun Ebihara | 20 Oct 04:27 2014

NetBSD machines at Open Source Conference 2014 Tokyo/Fall

the Japan NetBSD Users' Group members held booth
at the Open Source Conference 2014 Tokyo/Fall on Oct 18-19 2014:

The NetBSD booth exhibited the following machines:
 - Raspberry Pi with LCD (as usual)
 - NetBSD/amd64 Dom0+NetBSD/FreeBSD/OpenBSD/DragonflyBSD/MirOS BSD  <at> tisihara
 - CubieBoard2 Allwinner A20  <at> naobsd
 - Firefly Rockchip RK3288 
 - Radxa Rock RK3188    <at> tokudahiroshi
 - Armadillo-9   
 - Armadillo-210 
 - Olimex A20-OLinuXino-LIME Allwinner A20 
 - APC8750 
 - KOBO 
 - BeagleBone Black
 - Sharp NetWalker + xnp2
 - Sharp W-ZERO3 and W-ZERO3 Advanced[es]
 - Sharp Zaurus SL-C7x0 and SL-C1000
 - NetBSD/x68k on XM6i
 - sticky stickers  <at> okano_t
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Topiarz | 28 Aug 12:15 2014

netbsd i386 works with vortex86mx processor

Hi folks,
while current Linux supports mainly i686 only (and that
makes it not start kernel on vortex86), the NetBSD support
for i486 is enough to bring machines with vortex86 CPU to
life. I bought one for a mail server and another one as a
musicbox with mpd. however I tested it with X and it worked
flawlessly, I was able to install gnome2 full desktop and
use it  (I could even watch avis and xvids, though it was
too slow for flash) on a 993Mhz vortex86mx. Thanks for your
marvelous work.
Petr Topiarz aka Kolaloka

here is dmesg:
Copyright (c) 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002,
2003, 2004, 2005,
     2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
     The NetBSD Foundation, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993
     The Regents of the University of California.  All rights

NetBSD 6.1.4 (GENERIC)
total memory = 511 MB
avail memory = 490 MB
timecounter: Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec
timecounter: Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz
quality 100
Generic PC
mainbus0 (root)
acpi_probe: failed to initialize tables
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Ottavio Caruso | 28 Aug 10:55 2014

Raspberry Pi installation instructions in Dutch?


I don't have a Pi myself and I am not really following all Pi related
websites, but I am trying to convince a local Linux/Open Source
foundation here in the South of the Netherlands to use Netbsd for some
educational projects on the Pi.

The foundation will receive a few exemplars on loan and might get more
exemplars on completion of some educational projects for primary

I wonder if there is a ready-made wiki page in Dutch, specific for the
evbarm-earmv6hf port.

I myself, who am not a fluent Dutch speaker, have come out with an
initial page with links to other resources. If somebody is interested
and can develop this further, please let me know, on or off list as
you wish. Bear in mind that I haven't tried this myself, so it's blind
leading the blind here.

The initial text follows, and for those who are not interested, sorry
for the noise:

1) Dit zijn de algemene instructies:

maar _pas op_: de laatse versie is niet 'evbarm', maar
'evbarm-earmhf'. Dit bedoelt dat meer programmas mogen gecompileerd
worden uit de 'pkgsrc' sources (ingewikkeld? Ja, welkom op bsd!)
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Izumi Tsutsui | 13 Aug 06:34 2014

Re: NetBSD machines at Open Source Conference 2014 Kyoto

(note it's better to post messages without html to pass ML filters)

Zamri Besar wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 5:07 AM, Izumi Tsutsui <tsutsui <at> ceres.dti.ne.jp>
> wrote:
> >
> > We received many comments like "amazing" "impressive" "insane"
> > from visitors.  I would like to say "thank you" to Ebihara-san,
> > committe of Open Source Conference, and all people who visited
> > our booth.
> >
> > PS. NetBSD and various misc stickers were given out to visitors:
> >  https://twitter.com/okano_t/status/495452097693749248/photo/1
> >
> > Have fun,
> > ---
> > Izumi Tsutsui
> >
> Hi Izumi Tsutsui,
> Not just conference visitors, but virtual visitor like myself and probably
> others that able to see all these pictures are feeling happy too! :)
> Thank you for sharing it with all of us. :)
> -- 
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