Subject: Re: McKusick BSD internals course on videotape
To: None <>
From: Bryan K. Ogawa <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/15/1998 00:15:35
In localhost.freebsd.hackers you write:

>  [ Apologies in advance for the commercial nature and wide crosspost of
>    this message.  This email is an attempt to gain a valuable resource
>    to the BSD/UNIX community.

>    Please do not follow up to the list. ]

>Many of you may be familiar with Dr. Marshall Kirk McKusick, one of
>the driving forces behind BSD UNIX while at CSRG.  While CSRG is no
>longer, Dr. McKusick continues his work within the UNIX community
>through college courses, authoring books, and contributed source code.

>Starting January 22nd, he will begin a 15 week course covering a
>source code walkthrough of FreeBSD held at the University of
>California Berkeley Extension.  You can find details about the course
>at this URL:


>In an attempt to convince Dr. McKusick to offer video taped versions
>of the class to the many people that cannot attend, I took a survey on
>freebsd-hackers to see how many people would be interested.  The
>result of which is he has agreed to produce a set of videotapes if we
>can get enough takers to offset the cost of production.

>The details:

>  o Each class is three hours long.  There are 15 classes.

>  o Tapes will be mailed out each week (the actual time lag
>    between the class and the mailing is unknown at this point).

>  o The tapes may not be broadcast, duplicated and passed out or
>    sold.

>  o The total price would be $1500 for individual personal use, or
>    $2500 for companies that will share the tape amongst more than
>    one employee.  Payment can be made in a lump sum via check or
>    credit card, or on a weekly basis by credit card.

>  o The tapes will be available in NTSC format, PAL format should
>    be available for an extra charge.

>Dr. McKusick has suggested that we approach this on a class by class
>basis.  That is, if enough people feel that the class does not fulfill
>their needs after the first tape, then we can cancel the project.  As
>long as there are enough subscribers to justify the production costs,
>the taping continues.

>If you're interested in signing up for this, or you have questions,
>please contact me at  DO NOT send any credit card or
>other payment information, this will be handled by Dr. McKusick when
>the time comes.  Please do send a note including your name, shipping
>address, which pricing scheme (personal/corporate) you will be
>using, and video format (NTSC or PAL).

>Unfortunately we don't have a lot of time to reach critical mass on
>this project -- in fact we only have about 5 days!


bryan k ogawa  <>