Subject: Re: I need some data for a mainstream news artical
To: Bill Moran <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Devon H. O'Dell <email@example.com>
Date: 01/12/2004 17:18:51
Bill Moran wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've managed to get a contact with a local newspaper (Pittsburgh
> and I'm trying to help her put together an article on open source software.
> She's curious to put in some examples of things that run OSS that people
> not even be aware of (such as TiVo boxes).
> I'm sure that between the various BSDs (especially NetBSD) there are
> lots of
> devices using OSS. Some specific examples would be a great help to my
> advocacy efforts in this area.
> Any specifics or pointers to sites or any type of information whatsoever
> would be very helpful!
Apart from the tons of stuff Linux is used for, we use FreeBSD as a platform
to develop server appliances (DNS, IDS/IDP, mail, etc). I'm not a big NetBSD
person (run it on an Ultra 1 that FreeBSD won't work on yet), but I imagine
that if you want to find a BSD that runs on embedded systems, that you check
out stuff on NetBSD.
NetBSD currently runs on everything, including my toaster ;). To be quite
serious, it will run on pocket PCs, Dreamcasts, ... you name it. I'd do a
http://www.google.com/bsd?q=netbsd+embedded search. I believe there's also a
NetBSD-Advocacy list similar to ours, you may want to ask there (I'm
forwarding your message to that list as well).
NetBSD folks: let it loose :)