As a member of the FreeBSD development team, I'm responsible for the user-level ppp program. To this end, I have set up a page that contains links to the current documentation and source code.
I'm also largely responsible for the Digiboard support in FreeBSD-current, and have been in many other parts of the system.
The FreeBSD development team consists of around 311 people that must, to some extent, be at least marginally insane. To become a member, you must allow this insanity to manifest itself by spending an enormous amount of time familiarising yourself with FreeBSD. Once you're in a fairly knowledgable position, you must get noticed by one of the existing committers. The easiest way to do this is to submit as many good quality bug reports as possible (preferably with patches) to the bug tracking system. In return for your services, you get these perks, and the ability to wreak havoc on the unsuspecting operating system!!!
Having said all that, this position is, in my opinion, an honoured and respected one. All committers are in the same position, and I suspect each person works harder in this sort of environment than they do in their normal place of (paid) work. I'm sure there's a reason for this, but it escapes me !
My ultimate goal used to be to find a company that will contract my company to work on a FreeBSD system..... FreeBSD Services was that company -- for a while. Now that I'm back in full time employment, I guess it's up to me to convince that company of the true path
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