Mittwoch, 22 Feb 2012

BSD in Malaysia


Few days back I’ve met up with Mohd Fazil Azran for a small talk about *BSD at Starbucks coffee. I was interested to know why Malaysian *BSD community is so inactive, and from the discussion, I’d say that the reason is more likely caused by too much of politics in the group, financial issues, lack of interest to share knowledge and blablabla..

So now, I would like to suggest for a complete rebuild of a *BSD open group. It will be a group where everyone shares the same right, and the freedom of speech. No politics, no financial problems (go dutch all the way ), no hidden agenda. Just a group where everyone can share their knowledge freely. Hopefully with this group, we could attract more users to *BSD, as well as building back the trust for *BSD .

The kick off of this new group will be on the 3rd March, where I will give my first talk about FreeBSD – what is FreeBSD, why FreeBSD, FreeBSD ports and who use FreeBSD. My talk will be around 30 to 45 minutes, and afterwards I will be free for questions and discussion, and of course, coffee .

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012
Time: 2 PM till 5 PM
Location: Old Town White Coffee, Bangsar South (KL)

You should be aware that this would be my first experience, so don’t expect for any professional talk. Everyone is welcome 🙂

So long.

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7 Responses to “BSD in Malaysia”

  1. Khairil Yusof Says:

    Hi Martin, there are quite a few of us FreeBSD users (and contributors) here.

    As somebody who was actively contributing in terms of testing for freebsd-gnome and maintainer of a few ports, for me personally the drop-off in community activity mostly because it became harder to use FreeBSD as a desktop/laptop OS. Things like my wacom tablet, usb cameras and my sound card don’t work (I know about webcamd). The younger generation are used to the ease and flash of Fedora and Ubuntu Linux and therefore, start on those and get hooked on it.

    Will spread the word around. Will try make it for your talk.

  2. Azhar Adul Aziz Says:

    set a target to change normal user using Linux moving to advance mode with using *BSD hihihi =)

  3. qizhenkim Says:

    I’m sorry, I don’t have time!

  4. Vigneshwaran Says:

    My friend introduced my to BSD when I wanted to learn about Linux, he said BSD is much better to use, after reading everything above, I will try my best to be there during the talk so that I would know what is going around, as for now my status is a student who is actively interested in Open Source.

  5. cikguyob Says:

    I like this,,
    I support…

  6. tuah Says:

    dig MyBSD – Brag Less, Bite More. – Malaysian BSD Group 🙂

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