Subject: anyone want to help teach online class on NetBSD development?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 09/19/2006 11:44:12
(I bcc'd this to tech-kern.)
It seems like it would be very useful and quite interesting to have online
1) how to port NetBSD
2) developing (or porting) drivers
This would be useful for existing developers and for potential
Porting the NetBSD class maybe could be done by using an emulator or cheap
hardware. (The instruction could be just one area of the porting, such as
And the driver class could be done by using some inexpensive hardware (or
maybe non-hardware based driver).
The courses could be informal and students join as they please.
But the actual class would have a defined start date, course session
times, and ending date.
The class could include a weekly or twice weekly lesson (maybe an hour in
length). This lesson could be done as an HTML (or other presentation) and
using irc (or other). Then this would be immediately be made available as
a webpage for those who miss the class and for reference. (I am sure
students can help make the webpages.)
The group of students and interested experts and instructors can have a
mailing list to discuss questions of the development.
This could be done as a volunteer basis, or if instructors need to be paid
I am sure students could pay some.
I can coordinate this.
Basically the instructor(s) would:
- choose the hardware they will cover,
- define their goals for the training sessions,
- provide students with tasks to do and other exercises,
- point the students to examples and documentation (and/or write new docs),
- participate on the mailing list about class questions,
- and select some dates for the training.
Anyone interested in teaching?
Anyone interested in participating?
Jeremy C. Reed