Dru Lavigne

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Dru Lavigne
Residence Ottawa, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Occupation System administrator, instructor, managing editor, director
Known for BSD Certification, Open Source Business Resource
A Year in the Life of a BSD Guru

Dru Lavigne is a network and systems administrator, IT instructor, technical writer and director at FreeBSD Foundation.

She has been using FreeBSD since 1996, has authored several BSD books, and spent over 10 years developing training materials and providing training on the administration of FreeBSD systems.

A prolific author, she has written for O'Reilly, TechRepublic, DNSStuff, and OpenLogic, contributed to Linux Hacks and Hacking Linux Exposed, and is author of BSD Hacks and The Best of FreeBSD Basics. Her third and latest book, The Definitive Guide to PC-BSD,[1] was released in March 2010. She has over a decade of experience administering and teaching Netware, Microsoft, Cisco, Checkpoint, SCO, Solaris, Linux and BSD systems.

She writes the widely read technical blog A Year in the Life of a BSD Guru on Toolbox.com.

She is founder and managing editor of the Open Source Business Resource, a free monthly publication covering open source and the commercialization of open source assets. She is founder and current Chair of the BSD Certification Group Inc., a non-profit organization with a mission to create the standard for certifying BSD system administrators.

Since 22 January 2013 she is a committer in the category "doc" at the FreeBSD Project.[2]


  1. ^ "Dru Lavigne – O'Reilly Media". Oreillynet.com. 1 February 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "FreeBSD News Flash". Freebsd.org. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 

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