Unix consultants & service providers & users, freelancers
& employees & company owners, focusing &
supporting & promoting local BSD-Unix usage, for "http://www.freebsd.org/">FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, BSD/OS, (Apple's) Darwin
For all member's BSD personal & business benefit, for
both the BSD fun & profit of members, & for the
encouragment of increased BSD development & contribution
back to the wider BSD communities.
More than just a Berkeley monthly drinkers/ Stammtisch
club, & more than just a BSD local chat list (though both
those are provided too).
in the wider community, & hold/attend periodic href="#events">ifdef(`ENGLISH', `dnl English events. ',`dnl
German Events ') German veranstalten. ')
Jobs: If anyone finds BSD jobs through BIM, doesn't
matter who & whether employee or freelancer: we're
pleased for them: A more buoyant computer sector, & an
expanded BSD sector in Munich is good for most people's BSD
job security & career/ mobility prospects.
services in Munich for BSD systems & people,
BSD compliant source code etc,
Webmail & Cvsup server
to BSD hosts, including compilers etc.
(unpaid) support effort, server required to interface to our facilities with least Linux &/or public standards compliant systems
',dnl German BSD oder mindestens Linux &/oder public
standards kompatiblen Systemen ansprechen. )
waste on peoples Microsoft access problems, (unless you
are willing to pay us, in which case we have "http://www.berklix.com/~jhs/consultants/"> commercial rates). ',dnl German zu den
marktüblichen Preisen zur Verfügung stellen).
Computer developers use English on international mail lists,
but German is sometimes be used for issues of purely local
scope (but best not for technical issues we may want to refer
to international mail lists)
Our monthly Stammtisch speaks a
mix of both languages.
a good choice of Linux
groups here (A few of our membership go to both BIM
& Linux groups, & some BIM members work on Linux
professionaly & BSD privately, etc). If you solely want
to discuss the Linux base systems, excluding all packages.
then a Linux group may appeal more, but do realise the Vast
amount of commonality Linux & BSD systems share, eg GCC
& ghostscript & other FSF & X11 & KDE &
perl & vmware & tens of thousands of other public
source packages that can run on both BSD and Linux. BSD
& Linux on occasion also adopt portions from each
others /usr/src, ideas &/or code, so we co-operate in
that, as in also our common dislike of closed source,
Microsoft, viruses & software patent problems etc.
mandates a BSD-only approach to the base /usr/src systems
support, (but of course we share an interest in Many apps
with Linux people, etc ).
We also have some people who regularly go to both our
Stammtisch & a Linux Stammtisch the same
We also have people who work with Linux during the
day, & switch to BSD in the evening.
We also discuss & use common
things, eg FSF, GCC, X Windows, Qt, Tex , FVWM window
manager, EXMH window manager, open office, & a ports collection
of tens of
thousands of packages, doubtless many of which will
run on Linux too, some developed on Linux & merely
ported to BSD, & some other way round).
We do of course discussing porting stuff to & fro
between Linux & BSD,
What we do not't cover is Linux specific distro &
interface etc stuff, leaving that to the Linux groups to
Linux magazines are also distributes at thhe the BIM
Stammtisch, eg an article on TeX is equally valid for
Linux & BSD.
Internet Verein ',dnl German Münchner Internet
Verein ) users of all operating system, including Linux. (Some of
their servers are ',dnl German unterstützt Anwender
aller Betriebssysteme, einschließlich Linux.
(Einige ihrer Server laufen unter ) "http://www.freebsd.org/">FreeBSD
Micro$oft ? dislike the company, its products, & environment.
',dnl German Wir können diese Firma, ihre Produkte
und ihre Umgebung nicht leiden. )
"http://www.berklix.com/~jhs/freebsd/"> kbus m68k mac68k mips mvme68k mvme88k pc532 pmax powerpc
sparc sun3 vax wgrisc
latest list on front right column of NetBSD),