Wednesday, February 08, 2006

News Bits from the BSDCG

BSD Certification Group Acting Chair Dru Lavigne will be speaking on BSD Certification at the UKUUG Spring Conference in March 2006. Dru will bring the audience up to date on our activities, and highlight plans for this year. Hope you can join the fun.

Currently, we're looking at the best way to publish a study guide. If you've ever written a book, you know how daunting it is to navigate the content, schedule and the publisher all at the same time. We have a good grasp on the content, and right now, the schedule is open. It's the publishing piece we're trying to nail down. Send us a note on the mailing list if you have any suggestions for effective publishing.

Another research topic right now is in the area of OSS test delivery and administration systems. A few solutions exist, though none really meet our requirements. One that comes close is the MARTest system, developed by the Zope Corporation. Other suggestions are welcome.

Our application for 501(c)(3) status with the IRS was sent several weeks ago. No word yet, but we are hopeful. We'll post an announcement when we get the word.

Look for an announcement about our BSDCG elections soon too. Details are not yet finalized, but we should have an announcement this month about our first meeting, and our election of officers.

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