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<appendix id="eresources">
  <title>Resources on the Internet</title>

  <para>The rapid pace of FreeBSD progress makes print media
    impractical as a means of following the latest developments.
    Electronic resources are the best, if not often the only, way
    to stay informed of the latest advances.  Since FreeBSD is a
    volunteer effort, the user community itself also generally serves
    as a <quote>technical support department</quote> of sorts, with
    electronic mail, web forums, and USENET news being the most
    effective way of reaching that community.</para>

  <para>The most important points of contact with the FreeBSD user
    community are outlined below.  If you are aware of other resources
    not mentioned here, please send them to the &a.doc; so that they
    may also be included.</para>

  <sect1 id="eresources-mail">
    <title>Mailing Lists</title>

    <para>The mailing lists are the most direct way of addressing
      questions or opening a technical discussion to a concentrated
      FreeBSD audience.  There are a wide variety of lists on a number
      of different FreeBSD topics.  Addressing your questions to the
      most appropriate mailing list will invariably assure a faster
      and more accurate response.</para>

    <para>The charters for the various lists are given at the bottom
      of this document.  <emphasis>Please read the charter before
      joining or sending mail to any list</emphasis>.  Most of our
      list subscribers now receive many hundreds of FreeBSD related
      messages every day, and by setting down charters and rules for
      proper use we are striving to keep the signal-to-noise ratio
      of the lists high.  To do less would see the mailing lists
      ultimately fail as an effective communications medium for the
      project.</para>

    <note>
      <para><emphasis>If you wish to test your ability to send to
	  &os; lists, send a test message to &a.test.name;.</emphasis>
	Please do not send test messages to any other list.</para>
    </note>

    <para>When in doubt about what list to post a question to, see
      <ulink url="&url.articles.freebsd-questions;">How to get best
	results from the FreeBSD-questions mailing
	list</ulink>.</para>

    <para>Before posting to any list, please learn about how to
      best use the mailing lists, such as how to help avoid
      frequently-repeated discussions, by reading the <ulink
	url="&url.articles.mailing-list-faq;"> Mailing List Frequently
	Asked Questions</ulink> (FAQ) document.</para>

    <para>Archives are kept for all of the mailing lists and can be
      searched using the <ulink
	url="&url.base;/search/index.html">FreeBSD World Wide Web
      server</ulink>.  The keyword searchable archive offers an
      excellent way of finding answers to frequently asked questions
      and should be consulted before posting a question.  Note that
      this also means that messages sent to FreeBSD mailing lists
      are archived in perpetuity.  When protecting privacy is a
      concern, consider using a disposable secondary email address
      and posting only public information.</para>

    <sect2 id="eresources-summary">
      <title>List Summary</title>

      <para><emphasis>General lists:</emphasis> The following are
	general lists which anyone is free (and encouraged) to
	join:</para>

      <informaltable frame="none" pgwide="1">
	<tgroup cols="2">
	  <thead>
	    <row>
	      <entry>List</entry>
	      <entry>Purpose</entry>
	    </row>
	  </thead>

	  <tbody>
	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.advocacy.name;</entry>
	      <entry>FreeBSD Evangelism</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.announce.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Important events and project milestones (moderated)</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.arch.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Architecture and design discussions</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.bugbusters.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Discussions pertaining to the maintenance of
		the FreeBSD problem report database and related
		tools</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.bugs.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Bug reports</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.chat.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Non-technical items related to the FreeBSD
		community</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.chromium.name;</entry>
	      <entry>FreeBSD-specific Chromium issues</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.current.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Discussion concerning the use of
		&os.current;</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.isp.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Issues for Internet Service Providers using
		FreeBSD</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.jobs.name;</entry>
	      <entry>FreeBSD employment and consulting
		opportunities</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.questions.name;</entry>
	      <entry>User questions and technical support</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.security-notifications.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Security notifications (moderated)</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.stable.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Discussion concerning the use of
		&os.stable;</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.test.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Where to send your test messages instead of
		one of the actual lists</entry>
	    </row>
	  </tbody>
	</tgroup>
      </informaltable>

      <para><emphasis>Technical lists:</emphasis> The following
	lists are for technical discussion.  You should read the
	charter for each list carefully before joining or sending
	mail to one as there are firm guidelines for their use and
	content.</para>

      <informaltable frame="none" pgwide="1">
	<tgroup cols="2">
	  <thead>
	    <row>
	      <entry>List</entry>
	      <entry>Purpose</entry>
	    </row>
	  </thead>

	  <tbody>
	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.acpi.name;</entry>
	      <entry>ACPI and power management development</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.afs.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Porting AFS to FreeBSD</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.aic7xxx.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Developing drivers for the &adaptec;
		AIC 7xxx</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.amd64.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Porting FreeBSD to AMD64 systems (moderated)</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.apache.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Discussion about
		<application>Apache</application> related
		ports</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.arm.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Porting FreeBSD to &arm; processors</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.atm.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Using ATM networking with FreeBSD</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.bluetooth.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Using &bluetooth; technology in FreeBSD</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.cluster.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Using FreeBSD in a clustered environment</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.cvsweb.name;</entry>
	      <entry>CVSweb maintenance</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.database.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Discussing database use and development under
		FreeBSD</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.desktop.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Using and improving &os; on the desktop</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.doc.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Creating FreeBSD related documents</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.drivers.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Writing device drivers for &os;</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.dtrace.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Using and working on DTrace in &os;</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.eclipse.name;</entry>
	      <entry>FreeBSD users of Eclipse IDE, tools, rich client
		applications and ports.</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.embedded.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Using FreeBSD in embedded applications</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.eol.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Peer support of FreeBSD-related software that
		is no longer supported by the FreeBSD project.</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.emulation.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Emulation of other systems such as
		Linux/&ms-dos;/&windows;</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.firewire.name;</entry>
	      <entry>FreeBSD &firewire; (iLink, IEEE 1394) technical
		discussion</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.fs.name;</entry>
	      <entry>File systems</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.gecko.name;</entry>
	      <entry><application>Gecko Rendering
		  Engine</application> issues</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.geom.name;</entry>
	      <entry>GEOM-specific discussions and
		implementations</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.gnome.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Porting <application>GNOME</application> and
		<application>GNOME</application> applications</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.hackers.name;</entry>
	      <entry>General technical discussion</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.hardware.name;</entry>
	      <entry>General discussion of hardware for running
		FreeBSD</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.i18n.name;</entry>
	      <entry>FreeBSD Internationalization</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.ia32.name;</entry>
	      <entry>FreeBSD on the IA-32 (&intel; x86)
		platform</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.ia64.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Porting FreeBSD to &intel;'s upcoming IA64
		systems</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.infiniband.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Infiniband on FreeBSD</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.ipfw.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Technical discussion concerning the redesign
		of the IP firewall code</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.isdn.name;</entry>
	      <entry>ISDN developers</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.jail.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Discussion about the &man.jail.8;
		facility</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.java.name;</entry>
	      <entry>&java; developers and people porting &jdk;s to
		FreeBSD</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.kde.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Porting <application>KDE</application> and
		<application>KDE</application> applications</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.lfs.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Porting LFS to FreeBSD</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.mips.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Porting FreeBSD to &mips;</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.mobile.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Discussions about mobile computing</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.mono.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Mono and C# applications on FreeBSD</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.mozilla.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Porting <application>Mozilla</application> to
		FreeBSD</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.multimedia.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Multimedia applications</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.newbus.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Technical discussions about bus
		architecture</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.net.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Networking discussion and TCP/IP source
		code</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.numerics.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Discussions of high quality implementation of
		libm functions</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.office.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Office applications on &os;</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.performance.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Performance tuning questions for high
		performance/load installations</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.perl.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Maintenance of a number of
		Perl-related ports</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.pf.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Discussion and questions about the packet filter
		firewall system</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.platforms.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Concerning ports to non &intel; architecture
		platforms</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.ports.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Discussion of the Ports Collection</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.ports-announce.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Important news and instructions about the Ports
		Collection (moderated)</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.ports-bugs.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Discussion of the ports bugs/PRs</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.ppc.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Porting FreeBSD to the &powerpc;</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.proliant.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Technical discussion of FreeBSD on HP ProLiant
		server platforms</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.python.name;</entry>
	      <entry>FreeBSD-specific Python issues</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.rc.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Discussion related to the
		<filename>rc.d</filename> system and its
		development</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.realtime.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Development of realtime extensions to
		FreeBSD</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.ruby.name;</entry>
	      <entry>FreeBSD-specific Ruby discussions</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.scsi.name;</entry>
	      <entry>The SCSI subsystem</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.security.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Security issues affecting FreeBSD</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.small.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Using FreeBSD in embedded applications
		(obsolete; use &a.embedded.name; instead)</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.snapshots.name;</entry>
	      <entry>&os; Development Snapshot Announcements</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.sparc.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Porting FreeBSD to &sparc; based systems</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.standards.name;</entry>
	      <entry>FreeBSD's conformance to the C99 and the &posix;
		standards</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.sysinstall.name;</entry>
	      <entry>&man.sysinstall.8; development</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.tcltk.name;</entry>
	      <entry>FreeBSD-specific Tcl/Tk discussions</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.testing.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Testing on &os;</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.tex.name;</entry>

	      <entry>Porting <application>TeX</application> and its
		applications to &os;</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.threads.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Threading in FreeBSD</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.tilera.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Porting FreeBSD to the Tilera family of
		CPUs</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.tokenring.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Support Token Ring in FreeBSD</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.toolchain.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Maintenance of &os;'s integrated
		toolchain</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.usb.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Discussing &os; support for USB</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.virtualization.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Discussion of various virtualization techniques
		supported by &os;</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.vuxml.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Discussion on VuXML infrastructure</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.x11.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Maintenance and support of X11 on FreeBSD</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.xen.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Discussion of the &os; port to &xen; &mdash;
		implementation and usage</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.xfce.name;</entry>
	      <entry><application>XFCE</application> for &os; &mdash;
		porting and maintaining</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.zope.name;</entry>
	      <entry><application>Zope</application> for &os; &mdash;
		porting and maintaining</entry>
	    </row>
	  </tbody>
	</tgroup>
      </informaltable>

      <para><emphasis>Limited lists:</emphasis> The following lists
	are for more specialized (and demanding) audiences and are
	probably not of interest to the general public.  It is also
	a good idea to establish a presence in the technical lists
	before joining one of these limited lists so that you will
	understand the communications etiquette involved.</para>

      <informaltable frame="none" pgwide="1">
	<tgroup cols="2">
	  <thead>
	    <row>
	      <entry>List</entry>
	      <entry>Purpose</entry>
	    </row>
	  </thead>

	  <tbody>
	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.hubs.name;</entry>
	      <entry>People running mirror sites (infrastructural
		support)</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.usergroups.name;</entry>
	      <entry>User group coordination</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.wip-status.name;</entry>
	      <entry>FreeBSD Work-In-Progress Status</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.wireless.name;</entry>
	      <entry>Discussions of 802.11 stack, tools, device driver
		development</entry>
	    </row>
	  </tbody>
	</tgroup>
      </informaltable>

      <para><emphasis>Digest lists:</emphasis> All of the above lists
	are available in a digest format.  Once subscribed to a list,
	you can change your digest options in your account options
	section.</para>

      <para><emphasis>SVN lists:</emphasis> The following lists
	are for people interested in seeing the log messages for
	changes to various areas of the source tree.  They are
	<emphasis>Read-Only</emphasis> lists and should not have
	mail sent to them.</para>

      <informaltable frame="none" pgwide="1">
	<tgroup cols="3">
	  <thead>
	    <row>
	      <entry>List</entry>
	      <entry>Source area</entry>
	      <entry>Area Description (source for)</entry>
	    </row>
	  </thead>

	  <tbody>
	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.svn-doc-all.name;</entry>
	      <entry><filename>/usr/doc</filename></entry>
	      <entry>All changes to the doc Subversion repository
		(except for <filename>user</filename>,
		<filename>projects</filename>
		and <filename>translations</filename>)</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.svn-doc-head.name;</entry>
	      <entry><filename>/usr/doc</filename></entry>
	      <entry>All changes to the <quote>head</quote> branch of
		the doc Subversion repository</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.svn-doc-projects.name;</entry>
	      <entry><filename>/usr/doc/projects</filename></entry>
	      <entry>All changes to the <filename>projects</filename>
		area of the doc Subversion repository</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.svn-doc-svnadmin.name;</entry>
	      <entry><filename>/usr/doc</filename></entry>
	      <entry>All changes to the administrative scripts, hooks,
		and other configuration data of the doc Subversion
		repository</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.svn-ports-all.name;</entry>
	      <entry><filename>/usr/ports</filename></entry>
	      <entry>All changes to the ports Subversion
		repository</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.svn-ports-head.name;</entry>
	      <entry><filename>/usr/ports</filename></entry>
	      <entry>All changes to the <quote>head</quote> branch
		of the ports Subversion repository</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.svn-ports-svnadmin.name;</entry>
	      <entry><filename>/usr/ports</filename></entry>
	      <entry>All changes to the administrative scripts, hooks,
		and other configuration data of the ports Subversion
		repository</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.svn-src-all.name;</entry>
	      <entry><filename>/usr/src</filename></entry>
	      <entry>All changes to the src Subversion repository
		(except for <filename>user</filename>
		and <filename>projects</filename>)</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.svn-src-head.name;</entry>
	      <entry><filename>/usr/src</filename></entry>
	      <entry>All changes to the <quote>head</quote> branch
		of the src Subversion repository (the &os;-CURRENT
		branch)</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.svn-src-projects.name;</entry>
	      <entry><filename>/usr/projects</filename></entry>
	      <entry>All changes to the <filename>projects</filename>
		area of the src Subversion repository</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.svn-src-release.name;</entry>
	      <entry><filename>/usr/src</filename></entry>
	      <entry>All changes to the <filename>releases</filename>
		area of the src Subversion repository</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.svn-src-releng.name;</entry>
	      <entry><filename>/usr/src</filename></entry>
	      <entry>All changes to the <filename>releng</filename>
		branches of the src Subversion repository (the
		security&nbsp;/ release engineering branches)</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.svn-src-stable.name;</entry>
	      <entry><filename>/usr/src</filename></entry>
	      <entry>All changes to the all stable branches of the src
		Subversion repository</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.svn-src-stable-6.name;</entry>
	      <entry><filename>/usr/src</filename></entry>
	      <entry>All changes to the <filename>stable/6</filename>
		branch of the src Subversion repository</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.svn-src-stable-7.name;</entry>
	      <entry><filename>/usr/src</filename></entry>
	      <entry>All changes to the <filename>stable/7</filename>
		branch of the src Subversion repository</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.svn-src-stable-8.name;</entry>
	      <entry><filename>/usr/src</filename></entry>
	      <entry>All changes to the <filename>stable/8</filename>
		branch of the src Subversion repository</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.svn-src-stable-9.name;</entry>
	      <entry><filename>/usr/src</filename></entry>
	      <entry>All changes to the <filename>stable/9</filename>
		branch of the src Subversion repository</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.svn-src-stable-other.name;</entry>
	      <entry><filename>/usr/src</filename></entry>
	      <entry>All changes to the
		older <filename>stable</filename> branches of the src
		Subversion repository</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.svn-src-svnadmin.name;</entry>
	      <entry><filename>/usr/src</filename></entry>
	      <entry>All changes to the administrative scripts, hooks,
		and other configuration data of the src Subversion
		repository</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.svn-src-user.name;</entry>
	      <entry><filename>/usr/src</filename></entry>
	      <entry>All changes to the
		experimental <filename>user</filename> area of the src
		Subversion repository</entry>
	    </row>

	    <row>
	      <entry>&a.svn-src-vendor.name;</entry>
	      <entry><filename>/usr/src</filename></entry>
	      <entry>All changes to the vendor work area of the src
		Subversion repository</entry>
	    </row>
	  </tbody>
	</tgroup>
      </informaltable>
    </sect2>

    <sect2 id="eresources-subscribe">
      <title>How to Subscribe</title>

      <para>To subscribe to a list, click on the list name above or
	go to &a.mailman.lists.link; and click on the list that you
	are interested in.  The list page should contain all of the
	necessary subscription instructions.</para>

      <para>To actually post to a given list, send mail to
	<email><replaceable>listname</replaceable>@FreeBSD.org</email>.
	It will then be redistributed to mailing list members
	world-wide.</para>

      <para>To unsubscribe yourself from a list, click on the URL
	found at the bottom of every email received from the list.
	It is also possible to send an email to
	<email><replaceable>listname</replaceable>-unsubscribe@FreeBSD.org</email>
	to unsubscribe yourself.</para>

      <para>Again, we would like to request that you keep discussion
	in the technical mailing lists on a technical track.  If you
	are only interested in important announcements then it is
	suggested that you join the &a.announce;, which is intended
	only for infrequent traffic.</para>
    </sect2>

    <sect2 id="eresources-charters">
      <title>List Charters</title>

      <para><emphasis>All</emphasis> FreeBSD mailing lists have
	certain basic rules which must be adhered to by anyone using
	them.  Failure to comply with these guidelines will result
	in two (2) written warnings from the FreeBSD Postmaster
	  <email>postmaster@FreeBSD.org</email>, after which, on a
	third offense, the poster will removed from all FreeBSD
	mailing lists and filtered from further posting to them.  We
	regret that such rules and measures are necessary at all,
	but today's Internet is a pretty harsh environment, it would
	seem, and many fail to appreciate just how fragile some of
	its mechanisms are.</para>

      <para>Rules of the road:</para>

      <itemizedlist>
	<listitem>
	  <para>The topic of any posting should adhere to the basic
	    charter of the list it is posted to, e.g., if the list
	    is about technical issues then your posting should contain
	    technical discussion.  Ongoing irrelevant chatter or
	    flaming only detracts from the value of the mailing list
	    for everyone on it and will not be tolerated.  For
	    free-form discussion on no particular topic, the &a.chat;
	    is freely available and should be used instead.</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>No posting should be made to more than 2 mailing
	    lists, and only to 2 when a clear and obvious need to post
	    to both lists exists.  For most lists, there is already
	    a great deal of subscriber overlap and except for the most
	    esoteric mixes (say <quote>-stable &amp; -scsi</quote>),
	    there really is no reason to post to more than one list at
	    a time.  If a message is sent to you in such a way that
	    multiple mailing lists appear on the <literal>Cc</literal>
	    line then the <literal>Cc</literal> line should also be
	    trimmed before sending it out again.  <emphasis>You are
	      still responsible for your own cross-postings, no matter
	      who the originator might have been.</emphasis></para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>Personal attacks and profanity (in the context of
	    an argument) are not allowed, and that includes users
	    and developers alike.  Gross breaches of netiquette,
	    like excerpting or reposting private mail when permission
	    to do so was not and would not be forthcoming, are frowned
	    upon but not specifically enforced.
	     <emphasis>However</emphasis>, there are also very few
	    cases where such content would fit within the charter
	    of a list and it would therefore probably rate a warning
	    (or ban) on that basis alone.</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>Advertising of non-FreeBSD related products or
	    services is strictly prohibited and will result in an
	    immediate ban if it is clear that the offender is
	    advertising by spam.</para>
	</listitem>
      </itemizedlist>

      <para><emphasis>Individual list charters:</emphasis></para>

      <variablelist>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.acpi.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>ACPI and power management
		development</emphasis></para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.afs.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Andrew File System</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This list is for discussion on porting and using
	      AFS from CMU/Transarc</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.announce.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Important events /
		milestones</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is the mailing list for people interested
	      only in occasional announcements of significant FreeBSD
	      events.  This includes announcements about snapshots
	      and other releases.  It contains announcements of new
	      FreeBSD capabilities.  It may contain calls for
	      volunteers etc.  This is a low volume, strictly
	      moderated mailing list.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.arch.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Architecture and design
		discussions</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This list is for discussion of the FreeBSD
	      architecture.  Messages will mostly be kept strictly
	      technical in nature.  Examples of suitable topics
	      are:</para>

	    <itemizedlist>
	      <listitem>
		<para>How to re-vamp the build system to have several
		  customized builds running at the same time.</para>
	      </listitem>

	      <listitem>
		<para>What needs to be fixed with VFS to make
		  Heidemann layers work.</para>
	      </listitem>

	      <listitem>
		<para>How do we change the device driver interface
		  to be able to use the same drivers cleanly on many
		  buses and architectures.</para>
	      </listitem>

	      <listitem>
		<para>How to write a network driver.</para>
	      </listitem>
	    </itemizedlist>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.bluetooth.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>&bluetooth; in FreeBSD</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is the forum where FreeBSD's &bluetooth; users
	      congregate.  Design issues, implementation details,
	      patches, bug reports, status reports, feature requests,
	      and all matters related to &bluetooth; are fair
	      game.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.bugbusters.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Coordination of the Problem Report
		handling effort</emphasis></para>

	    <para>The purpose of this list is to serve as a
	      coordination and discussion forum for the Bugmeister,
	      his Bugbusters, and any other parties who have a genuine
	      interest in the PR database.  This list is not for
	      discussions about specific bugs, patches or PRs.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.bugs.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Bug reports</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is the mailing list for reporting bugs in
	      FreeBSD.  Whenever possible, bugs should be submitted
	      using the &man.send-pr.1; command or the <ulink
		url="&url.base;/send-pr.html">WEB
		interface</ulink> to it.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.chat.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Non technical items related to the FreeBSD
		community</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This list contains the overflow from the other
	      lists about non-technical, social information.  It
	      includes discussion about whether Jordan looks like a
	      toon ferret or not, whether or not to type in capitals,
	      who is drinking too much coffee, where the best beer
	      is brewed, who is brewing beer in their basement, and
	      so on.  Occasional announcements of important events
	      (such as upcoming parties, weddings, births, new jobs,
	      etc) can be made to the technical lists, but the follow
	      ups should be directed to this -chat list.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.chromium.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>FreeBSD-specific Chromium
		issues</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is a list for the discussion of Chromium
	      support for FreeBSD.  This is a technical list to
	      discuss development and installation of Chromium.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.core.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>FreeBSD core team</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is an internal mailing list for use by the core
	      members.  Messages can be sent to it when a serious
	      FreeBSD-related matter requires arbitration or
	      high-level scrutiny.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.current.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Discussions about the use of
		&os.current;</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is the mailing list for users of &os.current;.
	      It includes warnings about new features coming out in
	      -CURRENT that will affect the users, and instructions
	      on steps that must be taken to remain -CURRENT.  Anyone
	      running <quote>CURRENT</quote> must subscribe to this
	      list.  This is a technical mailing list for which
	      strictly technical content is expected.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.cvsweb.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>FreeBSD CVSweb Project</emphasis></para>

	    <para>Technical discussions about use, development and
	      maintenance of FreeBSD-CVSweb.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.desktop.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Using and improving &os; on the
		desktop</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is a forum for discussion of &os; on the
	      desktop.  It is primarily a place for desktop porters
	      and users to discuss issues and improve &os;'s desktop
	      support.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.doc.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Documentation project</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This mailing list is for the discussion of issues
	      and projects related to the creation of documentation
	      for FreeBSD.  The members of this mailing list are
	      collectively referred to as <quote>The FreeBSD
	      Documentation Project</quote>.  It is an open list;
	      feel free to join and contribute!</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.drivers.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Writing device drivers for
		&os;</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is a forum for technical discussions related
	      to device drivers on &os;.  It is primarily a place
	      for device driver writers to ask questions about how
	      to write device drivers using the APIs in the &os;
	      kernel.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.dtrace.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Using and working on DTrace in
		&os;</emphasis></para>

	    <para>DTrace is an integrated component of &os; that
		provides a framework for understanding the kernel as
		well as user space programs at run time.  The mailing
		list is an archived discussion for developers of the
		code as well as those using it.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.eclipse.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>&os; users of Eclipse IDE, tools, rich
		client applications and ports.</emphasis></para>

	    <para>The intention of this list is to provide mutual
	      support for everything to do with choosing, installing,
	      using, developing and maintaining the Eclipse IDE,
	      tools, rich client applications on the &os; platform and
	      assisting with the porting of Eclipse IDE and plugins to
	      the &os; environment.</para>

	    <para>The intention is also to facilitate exchange of
	      information between the Eclipse community and the &os;
	      community to the mutual benefit of both.</para>

	    <para>Although this list is focused primarily on the needs
	      of Eclipse users it will also provide a forum for those
	      who would like to develop &os; specific applications
	      using the Eclipse framework.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.embedded.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Using FreeBSD in embedded
		applications</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This list discusses topics related to using FreeBSD
	      in embedded systems.  This is a technical mailing list
	      for which strictly technical content is expected.  For
	      the purpose of this list we define embedded systems as
	      those computing devices which are not desktops and which
	      usually serve a single purpose as opposed to being
	      general computing environments.  Examples include, but
	      are not limited to, all kinds of phone handsets, network
	      equipment such as routers, switches and PBXs, remote
	      measuring equipment, PDAs, Point Of Sale systems, and
	      so on.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.emulation.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Emulation of other systems such as
		Linux/&ms-dos;/&windows;</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is a forum for technical discussions related
	      to running programs written for other operating systems
	      on &os;.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.eol.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Peer support of FreeBSD-related software
		that is no longer supported by the FreeBSD
		project.</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This list is for those interested in providing or
	      making use of peer support of FreeBSD-related software
	      for which the FreeBSD project no longer provides
	      official support (e.g., in the form of security
	      advisories and patches).</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.firewire.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>&firewire; (iLink, IEEE
		1394)</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is a mailing list for discussion of the design
	      and implementation of a &firewire; (aka IEEE 1394 aka
	      iLink) subsystem for FreeBSD.  Relevant topics
	      specifically include the standards, bus devices and
	      their protocols, adapter boards/cards/chips sets, and
	      the architecture and implementation of code for their
	      proper support.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.fs.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>File systems</emphasis></para>

	    <para>Discussions concerning FreeBSD file systems.
	      This is a technical mailing list for which strictly
	      technical content is expected.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.gecko.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Gecko Rendering Engine</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is a forum about
	      <application>Gecko</application> applications using
	      &os;.</para>

	    <para>Discussion centers around Gecko Ports applications,
	      their installation, their development and their support
	      within &os;.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.geom.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>GEOM</emphasis></para>

	    <para>Discussions specific to GEOM and related
	      implementations.  This is a technical mailing list for
	      which strictly technical content is expected.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.gnome.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>GNOME</emphasis></para>

	    <para>Discussions concerning The
	      <application>GNOME</application> Desktop Environment
	      for FreeBSD systems.  This is a technical mailing list
	      for which strictly technical content is expected.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.infiniband.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Infiniband on &os;</emphasis></para>

	    <para>Technical mailing list discussing Infiniband, OFED,
	      and OpenSM on &os;.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.ipfw.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>IP Firewall</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is the forum for technical discussions
	      concerning the redesign of the IP firewall code in
	      FreeBSD.  This is a technical mailing list for which
	      strictly technical content is expected.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.ia64.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Porting FreeBSD to IA64</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is a technical mailing list for individuals
	      actively working on porting FreeBSD to the IA-64
	      platform from &intel;, to bring up problems or discuss
	      alternative solutions.  Individuals interested in
	      following the technical discussion are also
	      welcome.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.isdn.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>ISDN Communications</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is the mailing list for people discussing the
	      development of ISDN support for FreeBSD.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.java.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>&java; Development</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is the mailing list for people discussing the
	      development of significant &java; applications for
	      FreeBSD and the porting and maintenance of
	      &jdk;s.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry id="eresources-charters-jobs">
	  <term>&a.jobs.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Jobs offered and sought</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is a forum for posting employment notices
	      and resumes specifically related to &os;, e.g., if you
	      are seeking &os;-related employment or have a job
	      involving &os; to advertise then this is the right
	      place.  This is <emphasis>not</emphasis> a mailing list
	      for general employment issues since adequate forums
	      for that already exist elsewhere.</para>

	    <para>Note that this list, like other <hostid
		role="domainname">FreeBSD.org</hostid> mailing lists,
	      is distributed worldwide.  Thus, you need to be clear
	      about location and the extent to which telecommuting or
	      assistance with relocation is available.</para>

	    <para>Email should use open formats only &mdash;
	      preferably plain text, but basic Portable Document
	      Format (<acronym>PDF</acronym>), HTML, and a few others
	      are acceptable to many readers.  Closed formats such as
	      &microsoft; Word (<filename>.doc</filename>) will be
	      rejected by the mailing list server.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.kde.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>KDE</emphasis></para>

	    <para>Discussions concerning
	      <application>KDE</application> on FreeBSD systems.
	      This is a technical mailing list for which strictly
	      technical content is expected.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.hackers.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Technical discussions</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is a forum for technical discussions related
	      to FreeBSD.  This is the primary technical mailing list.
	      It is for individuals actively working on FreeBSD, to
	      bring up problems or discuss alternative solutions.
	      Individuals interested in following the technical
	      discussion are also welcome.  This is a technical
	      mailing list for which strictly technical content is
	      expected.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.hardware.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>General discussion of FreeBSD
		hardware</emphasis></para>

	    <para>General discussion about the types of hardware
	      that FreeBSD runs on, various problems and suggestions
	      concerning what to buy or avoid.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.hubs.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Mirror sites</emphasis></para>

	    <para>Announcements and discussion for people who run
	      FreeBSD mirror sites.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.isp.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Issues for Internet Service
		Providers</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This mailing list is for discussing topics relevant
	      to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) using FreeBSD.
	      This is a technical mailing list for which strictly
	      technical content is expected.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.mono.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Mono and C# applications on
		FreeBSD</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is a list for discussions related to the Mono
	      development framework on &os;.  This is a technical
	      mailing list.  It is for individuals actively working
	      on porting Mono or C# applications to &os;, to bring
	      up problems or discuss alternative solutions.
	      Individuals interested in following the technical
	      discussion are also welcome.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.office.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Office applications on
		&os;</emphasis></para>

	    <para>Discussion centers around office applications,
	      their installation, their development and their support
	      within &os;.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.ops-announce.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Project Infrastructure
		Announcements</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is the mailing list for people interested in
	      changes and issues related to the FreeBSD.org project
	      infrastructure.</para>

	    <para>This moderated list is strictly for announcements: no replies,
	      requests, discussions, or opinions.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.performance.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Discussions about tuning or speedingup
		FreeBSD</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This mailing list exists to provide a place for
	      hackers, administrators, and/or concerned parties to
	      discuss performance related topics pertaining to
	      FreeBSD.  Acceptable topics includes talking about
	      FreeBSD installations that are either under high load,
	      are experiencing performance problems, or are pushing
	      the limits of FreeBSD.  Concerned parties that are
	      willing to work toward improving the performance of
	      FreeBSD are highly encouraged to subscribe to this list.
	      This is a highly technical list ideally suited for
	      experienced FreeBSD users, hackers, or administrators
	      interested in keeping FreeBSD fast, robust, and
	      scalable.  This list is not a question-and-answer list
	      that replaces reading through documentation, but it is a
	      place to make contributions or inquire about unanswered
	      performance related topics.</para>

	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.pf.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Discussion and questions about the packet
		filter firewall system</emphasis></para>

	    <para>Discussion concerning the packet filter (pf)
	      firewall system in terms of FreeBSD.  Technical
	      discussion and user questions are both welcome.  This
	      list is also a place to discuss the ALTQ QoS
	      framework.</para>

	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.pkg.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Binary package management and package
		tools discussion</emphasis></para>

	    <para>Discussion of all aspects of managing &os; systems
	      by using binary packages to install software, including
	      binary package toolkits and formats, their development
	      and support within &os;, package repository management,
	      and 3rd party packages.</para>

	    <para>Note that discussion of ports which fail to generate
	      packages correctly should generally be considered as
	      ports problems, and so inappropriate for this
	      list.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.platforms.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Porting to Non &intel;
		platforms</emphasis></para>

	    <para>Cross-platform FreeBSD issues, general discussion
	      and proposals for non &intel; FreeBSD ports.  This is
	      a technical mailing list for which strictly technical
	      content is expected.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.ports.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Discussion of
		<quote>ports</quote></emphasis></para>

	    <para>Discussions concerning FreeBSD's <quote>ports
		collection</quote> (<filename>/usr/ports</filename>),
	      ports infrastructure, and general ports coordination
	      efforts.  This is a technical mailing list for which
	      strictly technical content is expected.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.ports-announce.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Important news and instructions about the
		&os;&nbsp;<quote>Ports
		  Collection</quote></emphasis></para>

	    <para>Important news for developers, porters, and users
	      of the <quote>Ports Collection</quote> (<filename
		class="directory">/usr/ports</filename>), including
	      architecture/infrastructure changes, new capabilities,
	      critical upgrade instructions, and release engineering
	      information.  This is a low-volume mailing list,
	      intended for announcements.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.ports-bugs.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Discussion of
		<quote>ports</quote> bugs</emphasis></para>

	    <para>Discussions concerning problem reports for FreeBSD's
	      <quote>ports collection</quote>
	      (<filename>/usr/ports</filename>), proposed ports, or
	      modifications to ports.  This is a technical mailing
	      list for which strictly technical content is
	      expected.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.proliant.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Technical discussion of FreeBSD on HP
		ProLiant server platforms</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This mailing list is to be used for the technical
	      discussion of the usage of FreeBSD on HP ProLiant
	      servers, including the discussion of ProLiant-specific
	      drivers, management software, configuration tools, and
	      BIOS updates.  As such, this is the primary place to
	      discuss the hpasmd, hpasmcli, and hpacucli
	      modules.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.python.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Python on FreeBSD</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is a list for discussions related to improving
	      Python-support on FreeBSD.  This is a technical mailing
	      list.  It is for individuals working on porting Python,
	      its 3rd party modules and
		<application>Zope</application> stuff to FreeBSD.
	      Individuals interested in following the technical
	      discussion are also welcome.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.questions.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>User questions</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is the mailing list for questions about
	      FreeBSD.  You should not send <quote>how to</quote>
	      questions to the technical lists unless you consider
	      the question to be pretty technical.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.ruby.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>FreeBSD-specific Ruby
		discussions</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is a list for discussions related to the Ruby
	      support on FreeBSD.  This is a technical mailing
	      list.  It is for individuals working on Ruby ports,
	      3rd party libraries and frameworks.</para>

	    <para>Individuals interested in the technical discussion
	      are also welcome.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.scsi.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>SCSI subsystem</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is the mailing list for people working on
	      the SCSI subsystem for FreeBSD.  This is a technical
	      mailing list for which strictly technical content is
	      expected.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.security.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Security issues</emphasis></para>

	    <para>FreeBSD computer security issues (DES, Kerberos,
	      known security holes and fixes, etc).  This is a
	      technical mailing list for which strictly technical
	      discussion is expected. Note that this is not a
	      question-and-answer list, but that contributions (BOTH
	      question AND answer) to the FAQ are welcome.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.security-notifications.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Security Notifications</emphasis></para>

	    <para>Notifications of FreeBSD security problems and
	      fixes.  This is not a discussion list.  The discussion
	      list is FreeBSD-security.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.small.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Using FreeBSD in embedded
		applications</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This list discusses topics related to unusually
	      small and embedded FreeBSD installations.  This is a
	      technical mailing list for which strictly technical
	      content is expected.</para>

	    <note>
	      <para>This list has been obsoleted by
		&a.embedded.name;.</para>
	    </note>

	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.snapshots.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>&os; Development Snapshot
		Announcements</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This list will notify you about the availability
	      of new &os; development snapshots for the head/ and
	      stable/ branches.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.stable.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Discussions about the use of
		&os.stable;</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is the mailing list for users of &os.stable;.
	      It includes warnings about new features coming out in
	      -STABLE that will affect the users, and instructions
	      on steps that must be taken to remain -STABLE.  Anyone
	      running <quote>STABLE</quote> should subscribe to this
	      list.  This is a technical mailing list for which
	      strictly technical content is expected.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.standards.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>C99 &amp; POSIX
		Conformance</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is a forum for technical discussions related
	      to FreeBSD Conformance to the C99 and the POSIX
	      standards.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.testing.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Testing on &os;</emphasis></para>

	    <para>Technical mailing list discussing testing on &os;,
	      including ATF/Kyua, test build infrastructure,
	      port tests to &os; from other operating systems
	      (NetBSD, ...), etc.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.tex.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Porting <application>TeX</application> and
		its applications to &os;</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is a technical mailing list for discussions
	      related to TeX and its applications on &os;.  It is for
	      individuals actively working on porting TeX to FreeBSD,
	      to bring up problems or discuss alternative solutions.
	      Individuals interested in following the technical
	      discussion are also welcome.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.toolchain.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Maintenance of FreeBSD's integrated
		toolchain</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is the mailing list for discussions related
	      to the maintenance of the toolchain shipped with &os;.
	      This could include the state of Clang and GCC, but also
	      pieces of software such as assemblers, linkers and
	      debuggers.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.usb.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Discussing &os; support for
		USB</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is a mailing list for technical discussions
	      related to &os; support for USB.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.usergroups.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>User Group Coordination
		List</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is the mailing list for the coordinators from
	      each of the  local area Users Groups to discuss matters
	      with each other and a  designated individual from the
	      Core Team.  This mail list should be limited to meeting
	      synopsis and coordination of projects that span User
	      Groups.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.virtualization.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Discussion of various virtualization
		techniques supported by &os;</emphasis></para>

	    <para>A list to discuss the various virtualization
	      techniques supported by &os;.  On one hand the focus
	      will be on the implementation of the basic functionality
	      as well as adding new features.  On the other hand users
	      will have a forum to ask for help in case of problems or
	      to discuss their use cases.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.wip-status.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>&os; Work-In-Progress
		Status</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This mailing list can be used to announce creation
	      and progress of your &os; related work.  Messages
	      will be moderated.  It is suggested to send the message
	      "To:" a more topical &os; list and only "BCC:"
	      this list.  This way your WIP can also be discussed on
	      the topical list, as no discussion is allowed on this
	      list.</para>

	    <para>Look inside the archives for examples of suitable
	      messages.</para>

	    <para>An editorial digest of the messages to this list
	      might be posted to the &os; website every few month
	      as part of the Status Reports
	      <footnote><para><ulink
		    url="http://www.freebsd.org/news/status/"></ulink></para></footnote>.
	      You can find more examples and past reports there,
	      too.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.wireless.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Discussions of 802.11 stack, tools device
		driver development</emphasis></para>

	    <para>The FreeBSD-wireless list focuses on 802.11 stack
	      (sys/net80211), device driver and tools development.
	      This includes bugs, new features and maintenance.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.xen.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Discussion of the &os; port to &xen;
		&mdash; implementation and usage</emphasis></para>

	    <para>A list that focuses on the &os; &xen; port.  The
	      anticipated traffic level is small enough that it is
	      intended as a forum for both technical discussions of
	      the implementation and design details as well as
	      administrative deployment issues.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.xfce.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>XFCE</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is a forum for discussions related to bring
	      the <application>XFCE</application> environment to &os;.
	      This is a technical mailing list.  It is for individuals
	      actively working on porting
		<application>XFCE</application> to &os;, to bring up
	      problems or discuss alternative solutions.  Individuals
	      interested in following the technical discussion are
	      also welcome.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>

	<varlistentry>
	  <term>&a.zope.name;</term>

	  <listitem>
	    <para><emphasis>Zope</emphasis></para>

	    <para>This is a forum for discussions related to bring
	      the <application>Zope</application> environment to &os;.
	      This is a technical mailing list.  It is for individuals
	      actively working on porting
		<application>Zope</application> to &os;, to bring up
	      problems or discuss alternative solutions.  Individuals
	      interested in following the technical discussion are
	      also welcome.</para>
	  </listitem>
	</varlistentry>
      </variablelist>
    </sect2>
    <sect2 id="eresources-mailfiltering">
      <title>Filtering on the Mailing Lists</title>

      <para>The &os; mailing lists are filtered in multiple ways to
	avoid the distribution of spam, viruses, and other unwanted
	emails.  The filtering actions described in this section do
	not include all those used to protect the mailing
	lists.</para>

      <para>Only certain types of attachments are allowed on the
	mailing lists.  All attachments with a MIME content type not
	found in the list below will be stripped before an email is
	distributed on the mailing lists.</para>

      <itemizedlist>
	<listitem>
	  <para>application/octet-stream</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>application/pdf</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>application/pgp-signature</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>application/x-pkcs7-signature</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>message/rfc822</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>multipart/alternative</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>multipart/related</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>multipart/signed</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>text/html</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>text/plain</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>text/x-diff</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>text/x-patch</para>
	</listitem>
      </itemizedlist>

      <note>
	<para>Some of the mailing lists might allow attachments of
	  other MIME content types, but the above list should be
	  applicable for most of the mailing lists.</para>
      </note>

      <para>If an email contains both an HTML and a plain text
	version, the HTML version will be removed.  If an email
	contains only an HTML version, it will be converted to plain
	text.</para>
    </sect2>
  </sect1>

  <sect1 id="eresources-news">
    <title>Usenet Newsgroups</title>

    <para>In addition to two FreeBSD specific newsgroups, there are
      many others in which FreeBSD is discussed or are otherwise
      relevant to FreeBSD users.</para>

    <sect2>
      <title>BSD Specific Newsgroups</title>

      <itemizedlist>
	<listitem>
	  <para><ulink
	      url="news:comp.unix.bsd.freebsd.announce">comp.unix.bsd.freebsd.announce</ulink></para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para><ulink
	      url="news:comp.unix.bsd.freebsd.misc">comp.unix.bsd.freebsd.misc</ulink></para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para><ulink
	      url="news:de.comp.os.unix.bsd">de.comp.os.unix.bsd</ulink>
	    (German)</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para><ulink
	      url="news:fr.comp.os.bsd">fr.comp.os.bsd</ulink>
	    (French)</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para><ulink
	      url="news:it.comp.os.freebsd">it.comp.os.freebsd</ulink>
	    (Italian)</para>
	</listitem>
      </itemizedlist>
    </sect2>

    <sect2>
      <title>Other &unix; Newsgroups of Interest</title>

      <itemizedlist>
	<listitem>
	  <para><ulink url="news:comp.unix">comp.unix</ulink></para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para><ulink
	      url="news:comp.unix.questions">comp.unix.questions</ulink></para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para><ulink
	      url="news:comp.unix.admin">comp.unix.admin</ulink></para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para><ulink
	      url="news:comp.unix.programmer">comp.unix.programmer</ulink></para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para><ulink
	      url="news:comp.unix.shell">comp.unix.shell</ulink></para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para><ulink
	      url="news:comp.unix.user-friendly">comp.unix.user-friendly</ulink></para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para><ulink
	      url="news:comp.security.unix">comp.security.unix</ulink></para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para><ulink
	      url="news:comp.sources.unix">comp.sources.unix</ulink></para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para><ulink
	      url="news:comp.unix.advocacy">comp.unix.advocacy</ulink></para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para><ulink
	      url="news:comp.unix.misc">comp.unix.misc</ulink></para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para><ulink
	      url="news:comp.unix.bsd">comp.unix.bsd</ulink></para>
	</listitem>
      </itemizedlist>
    </sect2>

    <sect2>
      <title>X Window System</title>

      <itemizedlist>
	<listitem>
	  <para><ulink
	      url="news:comp.windows.x.i386unix">comp.windows.x.i386unix</ulink></para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para><ulink
	      url="news:comp.windows.x">comp.windows.x</ulink></para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para><ulink
	      url="news:comp.windows.x.apps">comp.windows.x.apps</ulink></para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para><ulink
	      url="news:comp.windows.x.announce">comp.windows.x.announce</ulink></para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para><ulink
	      url="news:comp.windows.x.intrinsics">comp.windows.x.intrinsics</ulink></para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para><ulink
	      url="news:comp.windows.x.motif">comp.windows.x.motif</ulink></para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para><ulink
	      url="news:comp.windows.x.pex">comp.windows.x.pex</ulink></para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para><ulink
	      url="news:comp.emulators.ms-windows.wine">comp.emulators.ms-windows.wine</ulink></para>
	</listitem>
      </itemizedlist>
    </sect2>
  </sect1>

  <sect1 id="eresources-web">
    <title>World Wide Web Servers</title>

    <sect2 id="eresources-web-social">
      <title>Forums, Blogs, and Social Networks</title>

      <itemizedlist>
	<listitem><para><ulink url="http://forums.freebsd.org/">The
	    FreeBSD Forums</ulink> provide a web based discussion
	  forum for FreeBSD questions and technical
	  discussion.</para></listitem>

	<listitem><para><ulink
	    url="http://planet.freebsdish.org/">Planet FreeBSD</ulink>
	  offers an aggregation feed of dozens of blogs written by
	  FreeBSD developers.  Many developers use this to post quick
	  notes about what they are working on, new patches, and other
	  works in progress.</para></listitem>

	<listitem><para>The <ulink
	    url="http://www.youtube.com/bsdconferences">BSDConferences
	  YouTube Channel</ulink> provides a collection of high
	  quality videos from BSD Conferences around the world.  This
	  is a great way to watch key developers give presentations
	  about new work in FreeBSD.</para></listitem>
      </itemizedlist>
    </sect2>

    <sect2 id="eresources-web-mirrors">
      <title>Official Mirrors</title>

      &chap.eresources.www.index.inc;

      &chap.mirrors.lastmod.inc;

      &chap.eresources.www.inc;
    </sect2>
  </sect1>

  <sect1 id="eresources-email">
    <title>Email Addresses</title>

    <para>The following user groups provide FreeBSD related email
      addresses for their members.  The listed administrator reserves
      the right to revoke the address if it is abused in any
      way.</para>

    <informaltable frame="none" pgwide="1">
      <tgroup cols="4">
	<thead>
	  <row>
	    <entry>Domain</entry>
	    <entry>Facilities</entry>
	    <entry>User Group</entry>
	    <entry>Administrator</entry>
	  </row>
	</thead>

	<tbody>
	  <row>
	    <entry>ukug.uk.FreeBSD.org</entry>
	    <entry>Forwarding only</entry>
	    <entry><email>ukfreebsd@uk.FreeBSD.org</email></entry>
	    <entry>Lee Johnston
	      <email>lee@uk.FreeBSD.org</email></entry>
	  </row>
	</tbody>
      </tgroup>
    </informaltable>
  </sect1>
</appendix>