About Us

The New Delhi BSD User Group (NDBUG) is a group of hobbyists, professionals, and enthusiasts. Our members share interests in BSD Unix and free implementations of Unix, as well as other open source software. We want to help out BSD users living in India to get together to discuss and promote BSD usage on the subcontinent.

NDBUG (pronounced "enn-dee-bug") was founded to disseminate knowledge of BSD Unix, open source software, and related technologies and interests in India. We follow a similar charter to that of NYC*BUG (the New York City BSD User Group): "We are a BSD user group where like-minded people get together under a single interest. Everyone is welcome. There is no official membership, no dues, and no requirements. If you are interested, please join our mailing lists and check out our next meeting."

From Wikipedia: "Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD, sometimes called Berkeley Unix) is a Unix operating system derivative developed and distributed by the Computer Systems Research Group (CSRG) of the University of California, Berkeley, from 1977 to 1995. Today the term "BSD" is often used non-specifically to refer to any of the BSD descendants which together form a branch of the family of Unix-like operating systems. Operating systems derived from the original BSD code remain actively developed and widely used."

Today, BSD is alive and well and forms the basis for open source operating systems that are direct descendants of BSD Unix, e.g. FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD or DragonFly. Significant portions of these are included in the TCP/IP networking code in Microsoft Windows and as part of the base of Apple's Mac OS X.

For now, we exist primarily as a mailing list. Please sign up for the talk mailing list and join the discussion. We hope to have active user meetings underway shortly.