10th European BSD Conference: Oct 6-9 2011, Maarssen, The Netherlands


EuroBSDcon would not be possible without the valued assistance of our sponsors. These sponsors make it possible to keep the attendance fees low and to pay for speakers who we may otherwise not be able to invite. Below you'll find a list of our sponsors.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 10th EuroBSDcon conference, then please have a look at the Sponsorship page

Platinum Sponsor

IMC Financial markets
IMC financial markets started on the floor in Amsterdam 1989, as a market maker in Dutch single stock options. When European exchanges started to transform into electronic market places, IMC financial markets was one of the first to start electronic trading. In the last 20 years we've expanded our product range to Equity index derivatives, Fixed Income, Commodities and much more. We specialize in electronic trading of listed cash and derivatives markets, combined with trading over the phone. IMC financial markets employs around 600 people and has offices in Amsterdam, Zug, Chicago, Sydney and Hong Kong. Modern financial markets are at the very leading edge of information technology today. Over the last two decades, trading has gone almost 100% electronic and trade volumes have increased dramatically. IMC has been at the cutting edge of this transition, and we were one of the earliest adopters of trading technology. Today it is a critical and intrinsic source of competitive edge for us. This edge comes from keeping our technical people in very close proximity to our traders: putting the best technology available to work and collaborating with each other on innovative ways of using and improving it.
Snow Snow
Snow is dedicated to Unix and Open Source software. For these fields Snow wants to be the leading competence center in The Netherlands with an emphasis on technology and quality. Snow creates a bridge between customers and consultants. Customers can expect a clear, business-like approach to their practical needs. Consultants will find an informal atmosphere where technical expertise is considered a virtue.
BSDeurope.eu BSDeurope.eu

Although our name is new, we have been in business for a long time. We have been working with BSD since the early days of the BSD open source projects, with UNIX since the early 1980's and in ICT since the 1970's.

It was about time to make the BSD operating systems more visible and better accepted in Europe and give companies and organisations that use BSD systems a place to go for help. That's why we decided to join forces and make absolutely clear that we are devoted to BSD.

Having been around in the Open Source and UNIX communities for decades, we know many of the key players both in Europe and world wide. We are talking to many parties to establish a firm network throughout Europe to help customers all over the continent and make BSD a acceptable as some other well known open source software.

Gold Sponsor

SANE has been organising a series of bi-annual international conferences on System Administration and Network Engineering (http://www.sane.nl), starting in 1998 and ending in 2006. Since then many factors turned against us, and in 2010 we have finally concluded that organizing new SANE conferences is not a viable option anymore. However, we are extremely happy to see that the European BSD community is still able to pull off the trick and organize new conferences with a similar spirit. Therefore we have decided to donate 5000 euro of the left-over after dissolving Stichting SANE to EuroBSDcon 2011 (with thanks to NLUUG (http://www.nluug.nl) for facilitating the funds transfer).
The FreeBSD Foundation
The FreeBSD Foundation is a non-profit organization that is committed to supporting and building the FreeBSD Project and community worldwide. The Foundation board is comprised primarily of volunteers that are actively involved in FreeBSD and also respected researchers in their areas of expertise. The work of The FreeBSD Foundation is entirely supported by your generous donations. Please consider making a donation at http://www.freebsdfoundation.org/donate/
iXsystems iXsystems
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. iXsystems is an employee-owned and operated, open source-centric, customer focused organization, dedicated to providing the highest quality built-to-order enterprise rackmount server solutions, pre-configured server appliances, and scalable storage solutions to our customers around the globe.
Usenix Usenix
USENIX is the Advanced Computing Systems Association. For over 35 years, it has been the leading community for engineers, system administrators, scientists, and technicians working on the cutting edge of the computing world. USENIX conferences are the essential meeting ground for the presentation and discussion of technical advances in all aspects of computing systems. Our upcoming conferences focus on topics such as file and storage systems, cloud computing, security, system administration, and more. For more information about the USENIX Association and our events, see http://www.usenix.org/.
Netasq Netasq
With over 75,000 unified threat management firewalls deployed to business, government and organisations of all sizes, NETASQ delivers solutions of unrivalled performance, protection and control and the most comprehensive EU and NATO certifications of any firewall. NETASQ is present in 40 countries and has been securing businesses since 1998.

Silver Sponsor

In little more than a decade, Google created one of the world's largest global computing infrastructures for both internal and external use. Using our unique technologies along with open source tools, we keep Google's customer-facing products running, robust and secure. Our objective is to create solutions that allow people to work and communicate in new and innovative ways, giving back to the world's technical community whenever we can.

Schuberg Philis is 100% sponsor of bringing Kirk McKusick to EuroBSDcon 2011

Schuberg Philis
Schuberg Philis is an innovative private company and a leader in the field of mission critical outsourcing services. The company focuses exclusively on application infrastructures that businesses rely on - 24 hours a day. Taking an integral role and responsibility, Schuberg Philis guarantees 100% functional availability for customers who demand professional risk management, whilst responding rapidly and flexibly to their own continuously changing business environments.

Bronze Sponsor

Madison Gurkha Madison Gurkha
Madison Gurkha supports organizations with high quality services to efficiently identify, reduce and prevent (technical) IT security risks. Madison Gurkha is a totally independent specialist in the field of technical IT security audits, IT security consultancy and tailor-made solutions. Madison Gurkha works mainly for large (listed) organizations who only work with the top specialists in IT security. Madison Gurkha annually performs more than 200 IT security audits / tests.
Unix Support Netherlands Unix Support Netherlands
Since 1992, Unix Support Nederland has been an adamant promoter of Open Source and Open Standards. Running 30 projects for scientific, commercial and Government institutions in The Netherlands, England, France and beyond, USN is committed to BSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, FreeBSD and OSS in general, in the years ahead. USN invites universities and developers to join forces with USN and create platforms for OSS research and development.
The NLUUG is the association of (professional) Open Systems and Open Standards users in the Netherlands. Since the late seventies, the NLUUG has brought together the community of systems administrators, programmers, researchers and IP network professionals. The primary goal of the NLUUG is to extend the application of, and knowledge about, open systems and UNIX.
NLUUG has its own Technical Community focused on BSD.

Media Partner

BSD Magazine BSD Magazine
BSD magazine is a project devoted to BSD and open source solutions, both for beginners and experienced users. It is a free, online, monthly publication available for download from our website. We publish news and professional information concerning BSD world. In our articles we present ready programming solutions, easy how-tos and much more.
Linux Magazine Linux Magazine
Linux Magazine is the largest magazine in the Benelux that focuses on Linux and open source software. Amongst the readership are experienced network- and systems managers with an affinity with open source, as well as young IT-students. Every issue features a popular segment called The BSD Corner.