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Google Tech Talks
Google Tech Talks June 20, 2007: How the FreeBSD Project Works
Source: Google Tech Talks
Added: 04 July 2007
Tags: google, presentation, freebsd, freebsd project, robert watson
AVI (321 Mb, 51 minutes)
The FreeBSD Project is one of the oldest and most
successful open source operating system ... all
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.
Speaker: Robert Watson Robert Watson is a researcher
at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory
investinging operating system and network security.
Prior to joining the Computer Laboratory to work
on a PhD, he was a Senior Principal Scientist at
McAfee Research, now SPARTA ISSO, a leading security
research and development organization, where he
directed government and commercial research contracts
for customers that include DARPA, the US Navy, and
Apple Computer. His research interests include
operating system security, network stack structure
and performance, and windowing system structure.
He is also a member of the FreeBSD Core Team and
president of the FreeBSD Foundation.