FOSDEM '10 is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet. No registration necessary.


BSD Developer Room

Room: AW1.126

BSD developer room

The Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) is a free open source version of the operating system Unix, which evolved at the University of Berkeley starting 1975. The name BSD is now used collectively for the modern descendants of these distributions. Most notable among these today are perhaps the major open source BSDs (FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFly BSD) which have themselves spawned a number of children. They are targeted at an array of systems for different purposes and are common in government facilities, universities and commercial use. A number of commercial operating systems are also partly or wholly based on BSD or its descendants, including Apple Computer's Mac OS X. The newest family member is Debian GNU/kFreeBSD which uses the FreeBSD kernel and a GNU userland.