C/C++ Unix/Programmer/Tester

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Thu Feb 5 06:47:39 PST 2004

> I'am interesing in becoming BSD tester or alfa tester, how I can get 
> information about job positions in BSD development.

FreeBSD is created and developed by volunteers rather than paid staff.
To get a job in BSD development, you would have to get a job in a
company that is using FreeBSD (or one of the other BSDs) and that, for
their own reasons, chooses to have some staff working on BSD things - 
probably that run on top of BSD.

You could also volunteer to do development, but you would not get
paid for it from FreeBSD - no one does.   To do this, look at the
various projects and or the bug (pr) list and do a good job writing
the needed code or correction and submit it.   If it gets used and
you do this often enough you might end up being a committer.

As for testing, just download the latest CURRENT and update to the
latest with cvsup and you will be running (and thus testing) the
latest BSD.   Check out information from the FreeBSD web page - 
follow the appropriate links.


> Thanks
> Ricardo Balda
> _______________________________________________

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