Dru Lavigne Appointed "Director of Community Development" for PC-BSD Project

Long time BSD user and advocate will now lend her expertise to community-building for PC-BSD

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Dru's extensive knowledge of all things BSD will be an enormous benefit to the PC-BSD project. She is a proven leader and extremely capable working both for and with the community. We are eagerly looking forward to having her with the project.

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2010

Dru Lavigne currently serves on the Board of Directors for the FreeBSD Foundation and is the current Chair of the BSD Certification Group. As of August 2nd, she will be adding Director of Community Development for the PC-BSD project to her resume.

Lavigne is well-known for her writing on open source topics. She has used FreeBSD since 1996 and has written three books on the topics of FreeBSD and PC-BSD. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to PC-BSD, was released earlier this year. Lavigne also has a blog on IT Toolbox, A Year in the Life of a BSD Guru, that is widely read and helps to spread awareness and tips focused on the BSD community. In addition, Lavigne is former Managing Editor for the Open Source Business Resource, a monthly publication that examines the issues surrounding the commercialization of open source.

As a widely respected member of the BSD community, Lavigne's expertise and wisdom will provide many benefits to the PC-BSD project. As Director of Community Development, Lavigne's new job will include tasks such as PC-BSD bug reporting, project management, and documentation. The most important job of the new Director of Community Development will be to reach out to members of the PC-BSD community and encourage them to contribute and participate in the PC-BSD project.

Kris Moore, Director of PC-BSD Software Development for iXsystems, says, "Dru's extensive knowledge of all things BSD will be an enormous benefit to the PC-BSD project. She is a proven leader and extremely capable working both for and with the community. We are eagerly looking forward to having her with the project."

About PC-BSD

PC-BSD is a rock solid, fully functional desktop operating system, running FreeBSD Version 8.0 with a KDE desktop interface and graphical system installer. Its PBI system, developed exclusively for PC-BSD, lets users download and install their applications in a self-contained format.

About iXsystems, Inc.

iXsystems is the all-around FreeBSD company that builds FreeBSD-certified servers and storage solutions, runs the FreeBSD Mall, and is the corporate sponsor of the PC-BSD Project.

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