New FreeBSD logo and website design

Jeremy C. Reed reed at
Fri Feb 11 21:42:23 PST 2005

On Sat, 12 Feb 2005, John Von Essen wrote:

> 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?

Those are outside companies that provide financial assistance to FreeBSD
and profit from FreeBSD. (Well, BSDi only temporarily.) Around five years
ago, Walnut Creek merged with BSDI. Here is an old article:

Google will turn up articles about it too.

(I wrote about it too, but the news site then is now dead -- BSD Today.)

> Does the FreeBSD org own the rights to using just the short name of
> "BSD" when doing promotions?

No, they don't own the rights. They just use it.

 Jeremy C. Reed

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