This will be a hands-on workshop / tutorial on how to make your first contribution to the FreeBSD doc/ports/src tree. We will bring a list of low-hanging fruit trawled from FreeBSD Bugzilla and work through getting patches committed.
Like every other open source project in the world, the FreeBSD Project has a lot of open bugs languishing in a bug tracker, waiting for an interested pair of eyes.
For this workshop, we will bring a list of low-hanging fruit trawled from FreeBSD Bugzilla. Bug reports with patches, trivial updates to third-party software, etc. We will show how to prepare a patch and how to submit it so it gets the attention from a FreeBSD committer.
We will also introduce how you can become a FreeBSD committer yourself by doing this often enough.
About Iblis Lin
Student @ NCTU and a FreeBSD-lover.
Had been interested in Erlang and JuliaLang recently.
About Philip Paeps
Philip Paeps (“Trouble”) is an independent consultant and contractor. He provides research and development on low-level software and operating systems, particularly in an embedded or real-time context. His main interests are bootloaders, device drivers and high-performance networking. He can also be convinced to teach courses and workshops on a variety of networking-related topics.
In his so-called free time, Philip is a FreeBSD committer contributing mainly to the kernel and a member of the FreeBSD security team. He was one of the main organisers of FOSDEM, the largest annual open source software conference in Europe, from the early 2000s until 2015. He denies having any involvement with amateur radio or tabletop role playing games.
About Li-Wen Hsu
FreeBSD coder, user and promoter.