Subject: Re: Walnut Creek and BSDI merged
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/08/2000 10:37:21 (Peter Seebach) writes:
> * No one outside the media is going to try to claim that "FreeBSD and BSD/OS
>   are the two variants of BSD Unix" or anything stupid like that.

BSDI apparently holds the "BSD" trademark, and they have in the past
made noises about it.

Personally, I hold that any such trademark ownership they claim to
hold is invalid, because "BSD" was in common use long before they got
to it.  However, they've made noises about it in the past, and, if i
recall correctly, got at least FreeBSD to acknowledge that trademark.
(You'd have to ask the people there to be sure.)  NetBSD never did, to
my knowledge, and as far as I have has no plans to.

So, while that's a nice statement that you make above, I'll believe it
when I see it.  There's still ill will left around for
BSDI-the-company with some people from the last time they brought that

Chris Demetriou - -
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.