Dru Lavigne is a network and systems administrator, IT instructor, and technical writer. She has over a decade of experience administering and teaching Netware, Microsoft, Cisco, Checkpoint, SCO, Solaris, Linux and BSD 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 book, The Definitive Guide to PC-BSD, is due to be released in early 2010.
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.