Subject: Re: NetBSD Logo - Daemon/Devil?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 01/24/2004 08:24:09
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On Jan 24, 2004, at 8:14 AM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I was just wondering what the little daemon/devil has to do with
> NetBSD? What was the reason behind using them?
The little devil character has been traditionally associated with BSD.
I believe it was John Lasseter who first drew it for the cover of the
printed BSD manuals, quite some time ago (I still have mine in a box in
the attic ... somewhere). "The Unix daemon." (daemon being both a
protective angel and those funny programs that detach from their
controlling terminals to perform system functions.)
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>
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