Subject: Re: McKusick BSD internals course on videotape
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Bryan K. Ogawa <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
> 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
> 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 email@example.com. 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.primenet.com/~bkogawa/