Subject: Re: What's in a name? (was: NetBSD: Certified mom-ready.)
To: None <, netbsd-advocacy@NetBSD.ORG, current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg Lehey <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/20/1999 14:12:02
On Monday, 19 April 1999 at 23:36:47 -0500, wrote:
> In message <>, Greg Lehey writes:
>> The biggest problem I find with the names is that it's difficult to
>> find a term to describe the three "free" BSDs (see the problem?).
>> Call them "open source" BSDs and you're not much better off.  In many
>> ways, NetBSD is the best of the three names.
> I referred to the family as "the star bee ess dees", and my mom knew what
> I meant.

Hmm.  Yes, I have often used the term "*BSD", but maybe "Star BSD"
would be an interesting alternative.

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