Subject: Re: NetBSD hires Andrew Doran for full-time SMP development (fwd)
To: matthew sporleder <email@example.com>
From: Zafer Aydogan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/26/2007 16:18:50
2007/7/26, matthew sporleder <email@example.com>:
> On 7/26/07, Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > FYI
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 02:27:33 +0200 (CEST)
> > From: Hubert Feyrer <hubertf@NetBSD.org>
> > To: netbsd-announce@NetBSD.org
> > Subject: NetBSD hires Andrew Doran for full-time SMP development
> > * NetBSD hires Andrew Doran for full-time SMP development
> > The NetBSD Foundation announces that it has hired Andrew Doran to work
> > full-time on improving symmetrical multi-processing (SMP) in NetBSD. This work
> > is made possible through a generous donation by Force10 Networks and internal
> > funding by The NetBSD Foundation.
> > Andrew Doran is an independent, Dublin based Unix systems consultant with
> > special interest in building scalable systems. He has been a NetBSD developer
> > since 1999 and is currently working on the transition from a big-lock SMP
> > implementation to a fine-grained model, which allows multiple CPUs to execute
> > code in kernel context simultaneously. Hiring Andrew full-time will boost work
> > in this area, with the final result of a SMP implementation that is ready for
> > tomorrow's multi-core-CPUs.
> > Force10 Networks is a pioneer in building and securing reliable networks. The
> > Force10 TeraScale E-Series family of switch/routers and the recently introduced
> > C300 resilient switch rely on the NetBSD-based FTOS to deliver the reliability,
> > network control and scalability required to build application ready networks.
> > The funding will be for two months initially, and The NetBSD Foundation would
> > like to extend this period. As a non-profit organization with no fixed
> > financial backing, this is not possible without donations from individuals and
> > companies. To realize our plans, $10k would be needed short term, with a goal
> > of raising $15k or more eventually.
> > If you would like to donate to the ongoing effort of keeping NetBSD the most
> > portable Open Source operating system, please consider supporting us! Donations
> > via Paypal can be sent to <paypal@NetBSD.org>, or visit our donations page at
> > <http://www.NetBSD.org/donations/> for more details. Donations are tax
> > deductible in the United States.
> > More information about the NetBSD operating system is available at
> > <http://www.NetBSD.org>, information about The NetBSD Foundation is at
> > <http://www.NetBSD.org/foundation/>. More information about Andrew Doran's SMP
> > work is available on his webpage at http://www.NetBSD.org/~ad/.
> > Information about Force10 Networks can be found at
> > <http://www.force10networks.com/>.
> I wonder if this is the first time an open source project has directly
> hired someone (and not simply had work sponsored by an employee of
> someone else).
I remember FreeBSD doing this before.
> Anyway, it's a very interesting development. Congratulations, Andrew Doran. :)