More links again

I like linkblogging, especially because there’s been a lot of good stuff floating about:

Messylaneous for 2009/11/07

Where I get more linkbloggy than usual:

BSD working survey

If you use any sort of BSD product at work, the BSD Certification group wants you to take a survey.  They are building a cross section of what people are doing with BSD, and this will show what requirements should go with the certifications.  Any BSD use applies, not just DragonFly.  The more results, the better the tests, and the more value to the certifications, so we all benefit.

More BSD News

Dru Lavigne has found a new cross-BSD news site, BSD News Network.   I would like to see it get away from a generic blog layout and hold something other than RSS feed data, since there’s already TheDailyBSD and BSDNews and BSDPlanet for that.

I may be a bit grumpy about it since sites that aggregate BSD news feeds often end up being something close to 50% composed of words originally typed by me, because of the Digest’s regularity.  I’d like to see BSD news sources with at least a hint of authorial voice, not machine-operated copying.  FreeBSD – the unknown Giant is close to that, for instance.

Messylaneous: books, lawsuits, git, more

Dear universe, including DragonFly people: stop doing so much stuff.  It’s hard to keep up.