August 19-21 - Co-Located Events
August 21-23 - Conference
Hilton San Diego Bayfront - San Diego, CA
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Wednesday, August 21 • 11:30am - 12:05pm
The Other Unix-like Operating System and Why We Should Work Together - Deb Goodkin, The FreeBSD Foundation*

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The FreeBSD Open Source Operating System is one of the oldest, largest, and most successful open source projects, with a long history of innovation. FreeBSD descended from Berkeley Unix back in the early '90s, with its lineage dating back 50 years to the original UNIX. Deb will take you through the history and highlight some of the features FreeBSD is known for, such as OpenZFS, DTrace, and Jails. She will point out differences between FreeBSD and Linux, and share why people and companies use FreeBSD. She wants to share this information with the Linux community to encourage working together. While recognizing that FreeBSD is a minority in the Linux world, including their diverse voices in discussions, will help strengthen the open source ecosystem.

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Deb Goodkin

Executive Director, The FreeBSD Foundation
Deb is the Executive Director of the FreeBSD Foundation, joining as the first employee back in August 2005. Before venturing into the world of open source and operating systems, she spent two decades working as an embedded firmware engineer, technical marketer, and technical sales... Read More →

Wednesday August 21, 2019 11:30am - 12:05pm PDT
  Emerging Tech & Project Highlights
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