Here is some info and details of upcoming FreeBSD related conferences and events.
KyivBSD 2010 Conference
On 25 Septempter the annual KyivBSD Conference will be held in Kiev, Ukraine. It’s mainly aimed at FreeBSD and PC-BSD users and developers.
BSD-Day@2010 will be held at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary on 20 November 2010.
The purpose of this one-day event is to gather Central European developers of today’s open-source BSD systems, popularize their work, and provide a real-life communication interface between developers and users. There are no formalities, no papers, and no registration or participation fee, however the invited developers are encouraged to give a talk on their favorite BSD-related topic. The goal is to motivate potential future developers and users, especially undergraduate university students to work with BSD systems.
EuroBSDCon 2010 Travel Grants
For those interested in open source firewalls, there will be a pfSense tuturial at EuroBSDCon 2010.
pfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD tailored for use as a firewall and router. In addition to being a powerful, flexible firewalling and routing platform, it includes a long list of related features and a package system allowing further expandability without adding bloat and potential security vulnerabilities to the base distribution.
MeetBSD 2010 (California)
Registration is now open for MeetBSD 2010 (Mountain View, California, 5-6 November): www.meetbsd.com
Ivan Ivanov presented “Examples in Cryptography with OpenSSL”. Download/listen the MP3.
Usenix Security Symposium 2010 (Capsicum)
Robert Watson will present Capsicum (coming in FreeBSD 9.0) at Usenix Security Symposium.
Capsicum is a lightweight operating system capability and sandbox framework planned for inclusion in FreeBSD 9. Capsicum extends, rather than replaces, UNIX APIs, providing new kernel primitives (sandboxed capability mode and capabilities) and a userspace sandbox API. These tools support compartmentalisation of monolithic UNIX applications into logical applications, an increasingly common goal supported poorly by discretionary and mandatory access control. We demonstrate our approach by adapting core FreeBSD utilities and Google’s Chromium web browser to use Capsicum primitives, and compare the complexity and robustness of Capsicum with other sandboxing techniques.
These and other conferences can be found on my FreeBSD Events and Conferences Calandar.