Subject: Re: Chuck-on-a-card?
To: None <>
From: Greg Lehey <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 09/27/1999 09:37:21
On Sunday, 26 September 1999 at 15:34:03 -0500, wrote:
> In message <>, "Perry E. Metzger" writes:
>> I don't know what a "Chuck" is but "Beastie" is the name of the Daemon
>> that graces *our* work.
> I was pretty sure Kirk's original daemon was called "Chuck".

To quote:

> Date: Fri, 16 Feb 1996 10:33:55 -0800                                             
> From: Kirk McKusick <mckusick@McKusick.COM>                                         
> A pictorial history of the daemon can be found at
> Also,
> he does not have a name. If he did have a name, it
> certainly would not be Chuck! So, please do not                               
> continue this Chuck travesty that Walnut Creek                              
> CD-ROM started in their catalog!                   

Kirk's wrong, of course: the name was around long before Walnut Creek
CDROM.  But Kirk obviously didn't know it, and he still doesn't like

>>> I'd get one.  Anyone else interested?  Anyone know of a good organization
>>> to be the "beneficiary"?
>> The NetBSD Foundation Inc.
> While I personally wouldn't mind, I do *NOT* want to see another *BSD
> war and format conflict show up here, so I'd ideally like to see an
> organization that at least FreeBSD and NetBSD people like.  I wouldn't mind
> if it were beneficial to BSDI and OpenBSD as well.

It would certainly be nice if we could all agree on that.

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