Subject: Re: Compaq, FreeBSD, and 'us'?
To: Clifford F. Ainsworth III <>
From: Chris Coleman <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 11/15/1999 10:11:12
Gregory Sutter wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 08, 1999 at 04:06:25PM -0500, Clifford F. Ainsworth III wrote:
> >
> > >> You mean 'could we be sleezy and lie more'? Probably.
> > >>
> > >> "Most Multi-platform OS" indeed...
> > >
> > >Actually that is the generic daemonnews banner that I assume
> > >is really talking about FreeBSD/NetBSD/OpenBSD, not just FreeBSD.
> >
> > I refuse to believe, even after a year of daemon news being out that
> > anybody could have missed the point of it and its purpose, especially
> > with an ad so blatantly obvious.
> >
> > most stable------------freebsd
> >
> > most secure------------openbsd
> >
> > most multi-platform----netbsd
> Nooooooooo!  The ad isn't about any "predominant feature" of a
> particular BSD, although I don't think you'd get any arguments
> over the latter two.  The ad is stating that BSD is the most
> stable OS (disputable, but it is certainly the most stable Unix
> that I know), the most secure OS (secure by design, with
> improvements and fixes passed back and forth among the BSDs),
> and the most multi-platform OS (which is primarily NetBSD, but
> includes Free and Open, as they are multi-platform).
> Daemon News isn't interested in pushing a BSD because it has a
> feature that makes it better than any other.  We are interested
> in pushing BSD in general because BSD in general is the most
> stable, most secure, most multi-platform, all-around best
> operating system FAMILY on the planet.
> That said, I do find it strange that our ad appears there.  That
> page has been getting some hits, though, so anyone who actually
> clicks through to the Daemon News site can be educated on BSD
> and how it isn't "just" FreeBSD.  Consider it educational rather
> than offensive.

Our ad appears there because we have a link exchange with them.  I like
to push BSD any chance I get.  The ad is designed to promote BSD as a
community.  The media needs to see that BSD is one operating system in
the same manner that Linux is one operating system.

The strengths do refer to Open/Net/FreeBSD individually, and to BSD in
I chose the main strengths of those three systems to market with.  Those
are the areas we can use to get people to use BSD.  Daemon News is there
to help them choose the right BSD to do the job.

We are very committed to the BSD community.  Only when we take BSD as a
whole community can we compete with Linux and Microsoft.  
Chris Coleman 					
Daemon News Editor in Chief			
Bringing BSD Together.