State of Florida (WAS: some thread trolled to death...)

Kevin Kinsey kdk at
Tue Feb 22 11:58:07 PST 2005

Dru wrote:

> On Mon, 21 Feb 2005, Kevin Kinsey wrote:
>> Matt Olander wrote:
>>> FreeBSD and others make for an excellent desktop operating system 
>>> once a few kinks
>>> have been worked out. My company uses it, the state of Florida uses it
>> <snip>
>> Thanks for that.  That was the first I'd heard about Florida.  Pair
>> Networks I'd kind of expect.  Wonderful geeks up there.
>> Incidentally, my company (heh, all one and a half of us) use it on
>> the desktop as well.
>> Now, how to get the word out?
> Here's an idea. Create a downloadable pdf (perhaps to also be printed
> out for giving away at conferences and advocacy booths) similar in
> concept to .
> However, this would be the "BSD Reference Book 2005" and would
> contain profiles and contact information for companies using and
> supporting any of the BSD operating systems.
> I'm in if there's enough interest and help available. We'd need a
> website where people could provide contact information for their
> own companies and suggest other companies they are aware of.
> We'd also need a core group of people to followup on leads, research
> new contacts and organize the material. I'd prefer a pdf that incorporated
> all of the BSDs and which was organized geographically. This would
> require getting the other advocacy lists involved, as well as all of the
> BUGs we could locate.
> Dru

That sounds like a good idea ... I dunno if I personally (or company) has
the resources to help much ATM.

<OT> I was looking for a thread from a few days back "Call for Whitepapers".
Wondering, has anyone read this?


Not BSD specific, but perhaps a good model for some aspring whitepaper

Kevin Kinsey

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