Subject: RE: NetBSD Logo - Daemon/Devil?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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).
From: Jason Thorpe [mailto:email@example.com]
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, <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com>