Subject: Re: unofficial poll about new logo
To: Richard Earnshaw <email@example.com>
From: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
Date: 11/01/2004 15:12:58
On Mon, 1 Nov 2004, Richard Earnshaw wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-11-01 at 12:59, Johnny Billquist wrote:
>> On Mon, 1 Nov 2004, Richard Earnshaw wrote:
>>> On Mon, 2004-11-01 at 12:07, Sean Davis wrote:
>>>> And the Daemon is no more FreeBSD than it was NetBSD, or even than it
>>>> was OpenBSD before they went to their blowfish logo, which I hate, but
>>>> I'm sorry to say is quite a lot better than our new "Orange Flag"
>>>> The Daemon was BSD. Plain and simple. People who thought it was only
>>>> FreeBSD weren't the type of people who'd notice NetBSD in the first
>>>> place anyhow.
>>> If, by the 'Daemon', you mean Beastie, then I think you'll find that the
>>> copyright on it is held by Marshall Kirk McKusick
>>> Now you might not care about IP law suits, but I'm glad to hear that TNF
>> Huh? Do you mean that NetBSD suddenly weren't allowed to use the demon,
>> and that McKusick threatened to sue NetBSD???
> I've no idea whether he threatened to or not, but that's not relevant:
> TNF clearly doesn't hold any rights to the Daemon, and it's generally a
> bad idea to rely on the good will of another agent in these conditions;
> especially when that agent is associated with a different group
> operating in a similar field.
Obviously FreeBSD don't see it the same way. Atleast I can't find
McKusicks name among the FreeBSD release engineering people.
And work McKusick have done lately looks like it has been used in all
I'd be rather surprised if this actually was a reason for avoiding the
daemon. If it is so, we really should drop the "BSD" moniker as well. That
should be an even hotter potato than the daemon.
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