Subject: RE: NetBSD Logo - Daemon/Devil?
To: None <>
From: None <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 01/24/2004 16:33:33

Thanks. I'm new to all this, NetBSD, mailing lists, etc! I have only =
been looking into this since someone pointed me in the right direction =
for this logo comp. I've been doing logo comps on another site for just =
over a year and thought I'd give this one ago.

As I noticed a few people saying they liked the old daemon, I was going =
to try and include a small reference to him. Not enough to show a =
blatant daemon (which might upset the religious lot) but subtle enough =
so it shows there was some influence (this might be picked up by the =
people who like the daemon).



-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Thorpe []
Sent: 24 January 2004 16:24
To: Harwood,P,Paul,MFSAJL C
Subject: Re: NetBSD Logo - Daemon/Devil?

On Jan 24, 2004, at 8:14 AM, <> wrote:

> I was just wondering what the little daemon/devil has to do with=20
> NetBSD? What was the reason behind using them?

The little devil character has been traditionally associated with BSD. =20
I believe it was John Lasseter who first drew it for the cover of the=20
printed BSD manuals, quite some time ago (I still have mine in a box in=20
the attic ... somewhere).  "The Unix daemon."  (daemon being both a=20
protective angel and those funny programs that detach from their=20
controlling terminals to perform system functions.)

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>