BSDCan2008 - Final - we hope

BSDCan 2008
The Technical BSD Conference

Brooks Davis
Day Talks - 2 (2008-05-17)
Room B
Start time 11:30
Duration 01:00
ID 64
Event type lecture
Track Hacking
Language en

Using FreeBSD to Promote Open Source Development Methods

In this talk we present Aerosource, an initiative to bring Open Source Software development methods to internal software developers at The Aerospace Corporation.

Within Aerosource, FreeBSD is used in several key roles. First, we run most of our tools on top of FreeBSD. Second, the ports collection (both official ports and custom internal ones) eases our administrative burden. Third, the FreeBSD project serves as an example and role model for the results that can be achieved by an Open Source Software projects. We discuss the development infrastructure we have built for Aerosource based largely on BSD licensed software including FreeBSD, PostgreSQL, Apache, and Trac. We will also discuss our custom management tools including our system for managing our custom internal ports. Finally, we will cover our development successes and how we use projects like FreeBSD as exemplars of OSS development.