New FreeBSD logo and website design

John Von Essen john at
Fri Feb 11 21:07:27 PST 2005

This is going to be a blast from the past, but...

What was the deal with the renaming that was going on in early 2000 
when version 4.0 came out.

Up until then, all the CD's said "FreeBSD" then Walnut creek. The 4.0 
CD set still said FreeBSD, but at the bottom of the CD graphic and 
jewel case cover, it just said "BSD". The CD itself said BSD, Inc.

What was that all about? Does the FreeBSD org own the rights to using 
just the short name of "BSD" when doing promotions?

Everyone on this list obviously loves FreeBSD, but how many have been 
in a position at a company, where your uncomfortable talking about the 
name of your core OS. People dont think twice about putting together a 
proposal for management/clients and slapping the term Solaris or Linux 
around. But if you put "FreeBSD" in that visio or ppt, your boss will 
have kittens. When I was at Aetna, I converted a mail cluster from 
Linux to FreeBSD (for performance and security reasons of course). The 
only reason why I was able to do it was because I didn't tell anyone or 
document it on our asset lists!

I'm just stating the obvious.

On Feb 11, 2005, at 10:52 PM, Chris Zumbrunn wrote:

> On Feb 11, 2005, at 10:48 PM, Alin-Adrian Anton wrote:
>> 	When I looked at the "new logo" i first noticed FREE, then I noticed 
>> BSD. I asked myself where are the missing bars imprisoning the 
>> Berkley Software Daemon?
>> 	FreeBSD is famous for it's jail mechanism.
>> 	Unleash the Daemon :)
> Maybe we should rename the project to FreedBSD ;-)
> /czv
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