In Other BSDs for 2016/12/03
DragonFlyBSD Digest - December 3, 2016, 1:58 pm UTC
I have a pretty significant backlog of links for this week – to the point I had to open a separate browser window to sort out open tabs. TMUX Config Help on FreeBSD FreeBSD Foundation Contributions, Fundraising, and More Donating to the OpenBSD Foundation The Insecurity of OpenBSD.  The article is from 2010 so reading […]
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October 2016 Contributors Reports
GhostBSD - December 3, 2016, 2:53 am UTC

I am sorry for this late report! In October, we’ve received $155.2 and many thanks to all donors and patrons who generously invested in GhostBSD. All the costs associated with running GhostBSD project online is always meet.

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BSDNow 170: Sandboxing Cohabitation
DragonFlyBSD Digest - December 1, 2016, 6:33 pm UTC
The cohabiting part of this week’s BSDNow is about someone running FreeBSD and Gentoo on the same ZFS drive.  No interview but lots of material from the recent EuroBSDCon and MeetBSD conventions.
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Sandboxing Cohabitation | BSD Now 170
BSDnow - December 1, 2016, 3:56 am UTC
This week on the show, we’ve got some new info on the talks from EuroBSDCon, a look at sharing a single ZFS pool between Linux and BSD, Sandboxing & much more! Stay tuned for your place to B...SD!
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KnoxBUG tomorrow: Warren Block and “Doc Fail”
DragonFlyBSD Digest - November 28, 2016, 8:36 pm UTC
Tennessee area BSD user group KnoxBUG is meeting tomorrow, and Warren Block will be the guest speaker.  He’ll be talking about documentation.  Going by the linked announcement, there will be both prizes and blame, so something for everyone!
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Chef course discount for Cyber Monday
DragonFlyBSD Digest - November 28, 2016, 4:35 pm UTC
It’s a Cyber Monday deal, so I can’t wait until the normal weekend roundup: BSD Magazine is offering their Devops with Chef on FreeBSD course for 30% off today only.
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In Other BSDs for 2016/11/26
DragonFlyBSD Digest - November 26, 2016, 1:50 pm UTC
I use italics a lot this week. Reddit advertising of “PAM Mastery”. Related: Michael W. Lucas talks about open source and fiction.  Best pull quote: “imagine if I wrote a piece of fiction claiming that OpenBSD was contemplating a switch to GPLv3?“ $ git commit murder is an excellent title, by the way. Also also: […]
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Kristaps Dzonsons on pledge(2) - November 26, 2016, 3:28 am UTC

Kristaps Dzonsons, of mandoc and acme-client (and more) fame, has written a detailed article entitled "why pledge(2) …or, how I learned to love web application sandboxing".

The tl;dr section starts:

For practical web applications, pledge(2) presents the best compromise of development simplicity and security coverage. This alone gives BCHS applications even more of a boost beyond the many other advantages of programming on OpenBSD.

The article discusses the advantages of pledge(2) over other sandboxing systems.

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BSDNow 169: scheduling your NetBSD
DragonFlyBSD Digest - November 24, 2016, 6:30 pm UTC
Even the U.S. holiday doesn’t stop the regular posting of BSDNow episodes.  #169 is up now.  I like the Let’s Encrypt vs. the FreeBSD cluster story, cause that’s an interesting and intricate problem.
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Scheduling your NetBSD | BSD Now 169
BSDnow - November 24, 2016, 12:19 am UTC
We're loaded and ready to go. Lots of OpenBSD news, a look at LetsEncrypt usage, the NetBSD scheduler & much more! Keep it tuned to your place to B...SD!
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OpenBSD Foundation Welcomes First Iridium Donor: Smartisan - November 23, 2016, 7:18 pm UTC

Today's big news comes from the OpenBSD Foundation, via director Ken Westerback. The official word from the foundation is:

The OpenBSD Foundation is excited to announce that it has received
its largest ever donation. Smartisan ( has
become our first Iridium level donor with a donation
of CDN$280,000.00.

Smartisan has donated tickets sales from its new product launch
events to the open source community since 2014. In 2016 alone,
over 10,000 developers and tech-enthusiasts attended its events.
This year Smartisan chose to donate the proceeds to the OpenBSD

We thank Smartisan for its very generous support! This donation
will no doubt fund many exciting projects in the next few years.

Here at Undeadly we join the Foundation in thanking the good people at Smartisan for their generous contribution.

And if you, dear reader want to make a similar contribution (all sizes acceptable), please head on over to the Foundation's Donations page.

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EFI run-time ABI support in DragonFly
DragonFlyBSD Digest - November 22, 2016, 11:36 pm UTC
UEFI, which I casually sum up as the replacement for BIOS, has been seeing some support in DragonFly, but not within the installer.  Matthew Dillon and Sascha Wildner has ported over FreeBSD’s EFI ABI support, which I think means support for various EFI applications and features.  I haven’t booted a machine using UEFI in any significant way, […]
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