allBSD's "Stop the Blob" Campaign

Daniel Seuffert DS at
Sun Mar 18 23:03:12 UTC 2007

Jona Joachim wrote:
> On Sat, 17 Mar 2007 21:47:46 +0100
> des at (Dag-Erling Smørgrav) wrote:
>> Jan Husar <jan.husar at> writes:
>>> Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des at> writes:
>>>> OK.  That's a clear trademark violation.  I expect AllBSD will be
>>>> hearing from the FreeBSD Foundation's lawyers...
>>> What this suppose to mean?  Allbsd is doing a pretty awesome job!
>> No matter how good a job they do, they still have to follow the law.
> What makes you say they violated the law? I'm quite sure some people of
> the FreeBSD Foundation were shown this before it was made public.
> Jona

Sure, allBSD has permission to use the Freebsd logo etc. and we use it
on labels, flyers etc. for years and we are following every advice Deb
Godkin has given us and I frequently mail him to take care everything
is done according to the policy the FreeBSD foundation has.

If somebody is irritated here: Yes, FreeBSD uses Blobs, but a lot of
people don't think this is a good idea (to promote that use). This
campaign is about telling people why Blobs are bad and why we need
support for better and freely available documentation. The upcoming
flyer will explain all the details. This poster is just the beginning
please don't forget.

Nobody told you Blobs are forbidden or FreeBSD should abandon all
Blobs etc. You are the user, you are the one responsible for your
machines. If you want to use Blobs please use them. That's the Free
in FreeBSD contrary to the policy of OpenBSD and nobody wants to
change that ;-)

Best regards, Daniel

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