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2003 USENIX Annual Technical Conference, June 9-14, 2003, Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas
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Register Now! Bird-of-a-Feather Sessions

Wednesday, June 11:   8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 12:   7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Friday, June 13:   7:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

Lead or attend a BoF! Meet with your peers! Present new work! Don't miss these special activities designed to maximize the value of your time at the conference. The always popular evening Birds-of-a-Feather sessions are very informal gatherings of persons interested in a particular topic. BoFs may be scheduled during the conference at the registration desk or in advance by contacting the USENIX Conference Dept. by email ( BoFs are open to all attendees. Topics are announced at the conference.

BoF Schedule as of May 29, 2003

Wednesday, June 11
8:00 - 10:00 pm: Sun Community BoF: Solaris 9 OS, x86 Platform Edition, Sascha Ferley and Eric Boutilier
9:30 - 11:00 pm: SAGE BoF, Geoff Halprin

Thursday, June 12
6:30 - 7:30 pm: Annual Meeting with the USENIX Board
7:00 - 8:00 pm: Google BoF  
7:00 - 8:00 pm: PGP Keysigning, Jim Vanderveen
8:00 - 9:00 pm: Berkeley DB BoF hosted by Sleepycat
8:00 - 11:00 pm: Super BSD BoF, Kirk McKusick
9:00 - 10:00 pm: Microsoft BoF

Friday, June 13
8:00 - 10:00 pm: Linux at Mach 3.2, Andrew Greenberg
8:00 - 9:30 pm: Linux BoF, Jon "maddog" Hall and Ted Ts'o

Super BSD BoF — Details
8:00 - 8:30 pm: The NetBSD Project — Chris Demetriou
Celebrating its 10th year of development, NetBSD is the most portable operating system in the world. It runs on everything from the oldest VAXes to the latest AMD64 systems, from big-iron servers to embedded and handheld devices. In this BOF, we'll discuss the last year's improvements to the NetBSD operating system, and will talk about the upcoming NetBSD 2.0 release and future plans. We'll also talk about pkgsrc, the NetBSD Packages Collection, which works with NetBSD and numerous other operating systems. Finally, we'll discuss The NetBSD Foundation, the non-profit corporation founded in 1995 to support NetBSD development.

8:30 - 9:00 pm: The OpenBSD Project — (Presenter TBD)
The BOF will provide an update on the current status of the OpenBSD Project.

9:00 - 9:30 pm: The FreeBSD Project — Robert Watson
Since 1992, the FreeBSD Project has been one of the the open source community's organizational and technical success stories. In addition to serving the needs of some of the most well-known players on the Internet, it has managed to forge some of the most significant and long-running ties between the commercial world and BSD's open source contingent. Robert Watson will discuss what lessons have been learned over the course of the last decade and some of the more recent developments in the BSD world.

9:30 - 10:00 pm: BSD/OS and Wind River — Paul Anderson, Wind River Systems
Paul Anderson of Wind River Systems will deliver an overview of the product roadmap and the status of the preemptible SMP kernel. He will also offer some thoughts for the BSD community in general.

10:00 - 10:30 pm: Mass UNIX: Mac OS X & Darwin — Ernest Prabhakar, Open Source Product Manager
Now in its third year, Mac OS X is not just the volume leading desktop for BSD/UNIX solutions, but also the basis of the high-density XServe and XRAID server hardware. Come find out what Apple's doing with its position as BSD standard-bearer, in terms of Open Source activities and innovative new products.

10:30 - 11:00 pm: BSD Panel Session moderated by Marshall Kirk McKusick
Chris Demetriou (NetBSD), TBD (OpenBSD), Robert Watson (FreeBSD), Ernest Prabhakar (Darwin), Paul Anderson (BSD/OS)

Representatives from the BSD groups will answer audience questions and prognosticate on the future of BSD. This panel is your opportunity to ask all your BSD interoperability questions.
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