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Copyright notice for the BSD Daemon Usage

Netnice.ORG has a permission to use the BSD Daemon picture on our site. For further information of the copyright, please refer to the following statement.

Statement on the Use of the BSD Daemon Figure:

The BSD Daemon is to be used in the context of BSD software.

So, if you are using BSD software (FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD,

or BSD utilities) in your Intranet environment, then use of the

daemon is appropriate. If you are a Microsoft or Linux shop, then it

is not appropriate.

Individuals may use the daemon for their personal use within the

bounds of good taste (an example of bad taste was a picture of the

BSD daemon blowtorching a Solaris logo). When reasonably possible,

I would like the text ``BSD Daemon Copyright 1988 by Marshall Kirk

McKusick. All Rights Reserved.'' to be included. This text need

not be etched into the figure or garishly displayed when using the

daemon as say an Icon in a Web window. A good example of how

to handle the due credit in a web page is to create a link from

the daemon picture to the following text:

BSD Daemon Copyright 1988 by Marshall Kirk McKusick.

All Rights Reserved.

Permission to use the daemon may be obtained from:

Marshall Kirk McKusick

1614 Oxford St

Berkeley, CA 94709-1608

USA

or via email at mckusick@mckusick.com

If you are looking for daemon images or daemon shirts, a pictorial

history of the daemon and daemon shirts are available at my site,

http://www.mckusick.com/beastie/. If you are looking for daemon badges,

see the site at http://www.scotgold.com/Daemon.htm). For other

paraphanalia, see the site at http://www.freebsdmall.com/promotional/).

If you want to mass produce the daemon on Tshirts, CDROM's, or other

products you need to request permission in advance. In general, I require

that the daemon be used in an appropriate way. This means that it

has to be something related to BSD and not expropriated as a company

logo (though I do allow companies with BSD-based products such as

FreeBSD Mall or Daemon News to use it). I regret having to be so

legalistic about the daemon, but I almost lost the daemon to a

certain large company because I failed to show due diligence in

protecting it. So, I've taken due diligence seriously since then.

Marshall Kirk McKusick


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