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  Berkeley Software Distribution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
BSD was widely identified with the versions of Unix available for workstation-class systems, a factor attributable to its use as an easily-licensed operating system familiar to the founders of many 1980s tech startups from educational use, the most notable versions being DEC's Ultrix and Sun's SunOS.
Many corporations use BSD derived code while being able to maintain their intellectual property (IP) because of the versatility of the BSD license, which is less restrictive than the GNU General Public License used by many other free software such as the Linux and GNU projects.
DragonFly BSD is the newest of the BSDs, focusing on using a better SMP system than FreeBSD and making the kernel capable of natively supporting SSI clustering for high performance computing, although the project is still a few years away from achieving this goal and currently focused on the i386 platform.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/BSD   (2491 words)

 BSD license - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The owner of the original BSD distribution was the "Regents of the University of California".
This is because BSD originally came from the University of California, Berkeley.
This license is the official BSD License for projects included in KDE, according to this policy.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /bsd_license.htm   (493 words)

 BSD license - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The BSD license is an acronym for the Berkeley Software Distribution license agreement, and is a leading license for free software (a subset of open source software).
The text of the license is considered to be in the public domain and thus may be modified without restriction.
This '4-clause' advertising version was removed from the official BSD license text on July 22, 1999 by William Hoskins, the director of the office of technology licensing for Berkeley, in response to a request from Richard Stallman.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/BSD/License   (1241 words)

This page is intended to provide a variety of resources for users of the various commercial and freely-available bsd operating systems.
It is in the midst of being revamped, and will probably be in such a state for quite a while yet.
And here is a link to a comparison of the freely-available BSD operating systems.
www.bsd.org   (262 words)

 BSD: Linux With a Twist
Eventually BSD was freed from the shackles of the ATandT UNIX source code license requirement as all the ATandT-copyrighted code was gradually replaced.
BSD FFS and Linux ext2fs are generally very similar, which comes as no surprise considering that ext2fs was designed with FFS in mind.
BSD is a full-fledged Unix operating system, which shares Linux' technical prowess and open-source development drive, and with an an unbroken line of descent back to ATandT UNIX version 1 to show as prime pedigree.
sites.inka.de /mips/unix/bsdlinux.html   (3539 words)

 Explaining BSD
BSD developers tend to be more experienced than Linux developers, and have less interest in making the system easy to use.
BSD license is less restrictive: binary-only distributions are allowed.
BSD handles library version upgrades by providing compatibility modules for earlier library versions, so it is possible to run binaries which are several years old with no problems.
www.lemis.com /bsdpaper.html   (2736 words)

 BSD Daemon - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
He is sometimes called by the name "Beastie." The BSD Daemon is a daemon and usually carries a pitchfork.
The original design of the BSD Daemon was by Marshall Kirk McKusick.
The current popular version of BSD Daemon is by animation director John Lasseter.
www.music.us /education/B/BSD-Daemon.htm   (320 words)

 BSD License Problem - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)
Most of them are equivalent except for details of wording, but the license used for BSD until 1999 had a special problem: the ``obnoxious BSD advertising clause''.
Thus, there is now a new BSD license which does not contain the advertising clause.
Instead of copying the BSD license from some released package--which might still have the old version of the license in it--please copy the license from X11.
www.gnu.org /philosophy/bsd.html   (904 words)

 BSDCert (build: 20051006 12:37 pm EDT)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The BSD Certification Group was formed in January, 2005 to create a BSD certification program that is recognized as the industry standard for administering BSD systems.
BSD systems have proven remarkably stable, some recording 'uptimes' (time since last reboot) in years, rather than weeks or months.
Companies large and small want to protect their investment in BSD systems by employing system administrators, users, programmers, network specialists and others with demonstrated proficiency in using and understanding these systems.
www.bsdcertification.org   (299 words)

 BSD T-shirts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The BSD Daemon is copyrighted by Marshall Kirk McKusick.
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).
BSD Daemon Copyright 1988 by Marshall Kirk McKusick.
www.mckusick.com /beastie/mainpage/copyright.html   (307 words)

 Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution
That was because the BSD systems were never released by Berkeley in a binary-only format; the distributions always contained the complete source to every part of the system.
The BSD originated networking code and supporting utilities were released in June 1989 as Networking Release 1, the first freely-redistributable code from Berkeley.
While this reintegration caused a short-term delay in the development of the various BSD systems, it was a blessing in disguise since it forced all the divergent groups to resynchronize with the three years of development that had occurred at the CSRG since the release of Networking Release 2.
www.oreilly.com /catalog/opensources/book/kirkmck.html   (7058 words)

 The 4.4BSD Copyright
The views and conclusions contained in the software and documentation are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing official policies, either expressed or implied, of the Regents of the University of California.
As you know, certain of the Berkeley Software Distribution ("BSD") source code files require that further distributions of products containing all or portions of the software, acknowledge within their advertising materials that such products contain software developed by UC Berkeley and its contributors.
Accordingly, the foregoing paragraph of those BSD Unix files containing it is hereby deleted in its entirety.
www.freebsd.org /copyright/license.html   (472 words)

 The BSD Installer
BSD Installer 1.1.6 is included as part of the release of DragonFly BSD 1.2.
BSD Installer 1.1.5 is now released, and will be included on the upcoming DragonFly BSD release.
BSD Installer release 1.1.4 packages and a pre-built DragonFly ISO image containing the installer are available for testing.
www.bsdinstaller.org   (228 words)

 BSD For Linux Users :: Intro
Thus, this rant; as a BSD person, I want to try to explain how BSD works in a way that Linux people can absorb.
BSD is what you get when a bunch of Unix hackers sit down to try to port a Unix system to the PC.
The BSDs, in general, are very much more like traditional Unices than Linux is. A lot of that is because they're direct-line descendants of the BSD from Berkeley, which was a direct-line descendant of the original ATandT Unix.
www.over-yonder.net /~fullermd/rants/bsd4linux/bsd4linux1.php   (667 words)

 Definition of Dragonfly bsd
Dillon started DragonFly in the belief that the methods and techniques being adopted for threading and SMP in FreeBSD 5 would lead to a poorly performing system that would be very difficult to maintain.
DragonFly BSD and OpenBSD, are currently the only two BSD derived operating systems that are actively replacing "K&R" style C code with modern, ANSI equivalents.
Like the other free, open source BSDs, DragonFly is distributed under the terms of the modern version of the BSD license.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Dragonfly_bsd   (2139 words)

 BSD Medical - Developer and Manufacturer of Hyperthermia (Heat) Therapy Cancer Treatment Systems
Hyrum A. Mead, president of BSD Medical, gave a speech and rang the bell at the opening of trading on AMEX this morning.
BSD Medical Corporation (AMEX: BSM) develops, manufactures, markets and services systems to treat cancer and benign diseases using heat therapy as provided by focused radio frequency and microwave energy.
BSD Medical is also making major progress in the application of its technology for other therapies.
www.bsdmc.com   (251 words)

 4.4 BSD Lite-based Operating Systems
Had this code base been released to the world somewhat sooner, and the mixture of personalities been somewhat less volatile, Linux might well have been still-born, and people would be using some form of "BSDix" instead.
operating system is a freely available and redistributable BSD system that runs on a variety of hardware platforms.
BSD 4.4-Lite provides both a log-structured file system and a memory-mapped file system, both of which can help enhance performance over the Linux offerings.
cbbrowne.com /info/bsd.html   (1450 words)

 Building Systems Design software for construction specifications, building performance, and cost estimating
BSD's products harness the power of relational databases to provide greater accuracy and higher productivity in estimating and specifying building construction.
We were very pleased by the number of visitors we had at the recent CSI Show and Convention, in Chicago, the AIA National Convention and Design Exposition, in Las Vegas, and the CSI Southeast Region Conference in Puerto Rico.
BSD will be participating in Green Specifications for Interiors and Exteriors, a one-day conference sponsored by Architectural Products magazine, San Francisco on September 19, and Los Angeles on September 22; and CSI's Product Representative, Construction Specifications, and Contract Administration Academies, three concurrent three-day workshops at the Hyatt Embarcadero in San Francisco, October 12-14.
www.bsdsoftlink.com   (421 words)

 BSDatwork.com - FreeBSD OpenBSD NetBSD Unix News And Configuration Information
The BSD family tree is almost biblical in lineage.
The actual diagram of BSD history may look like a Rorschach test, but there are currently three major flavors of BSD actively developed and used: FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD.
Technically, one could argue Apple's OS X is a fourth BSD family OS, but it is a special case.
www.bsdatwork.com   (529 words)

 Open Source Initiative OSI - The BSD License:Licensing
Note: The advertising clause in the license appearing on BSD Unix files was officially rescinded by the Director of the Office of Technology Licensing of the University of California on July 22 1999.
Note the new BSD license is thus equivalent to the
In the original BSD license, both occurrences of the phrase "COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS" in the disclaimer read "REGENTS AND CONTRIBUTORS".
www.opensource.org /licenses/bsd-license.php   (331 words)

 ONLamp.com: BSD DevCenter
Important Notice for BSD DevCenter Readers About O'Reilly RSS and Atom Feeds O'Reilly Media, Inc. is rolling out a new syndication mechanism that provides greater control over the content we publish online.
The Month in BSD: February 2005 February is the cruelest month, yet Theo wins an award for activism, DragonFly ponders backports to FreeBSD, and Apple revamps some hardware.
The Month in BSD: December 2004 OpenBSD switches to GCC 3, NetBSD releases 2.0, FreeBSD meets its donation mark, and DragonFly BSD starts to implement journaling.
www.onlamp.com /bsd   (1105 words)

 Exploit world -- FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, 386BSD, BSDI section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Under the *BSD proc filesystem, /proc/#/mem access is controlled by the permissions on the file.
Linux 2.0.0, BSD 4.4 is also vulnerable, although you obviously need a new exploit.
Any with sliplogin older than 2.1.0, mostly linux systems (many BSD distributions have the program, but it apparently can't be exploited to another error).
www.insecure.org /sploits_bsd.html   (2304 words)

 Daemon News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
July 20, 2005 -- The BSD Certification Group announced today that the report of the results of their recent Task Analysis Survey is publicly available.
From his first paper on the implementation of Berkeley Pascal in 1979, to his pioneering work in the eighties on the BSD Fast File System, the BSD virtual memory system, the final release from the UC Berkeley Computer Systems Research Group, 4.4 BSD Lite2, and his work after 4.4 BSD.
While I strongly applaud the accomplishments of the NetBSD team and happily agree that NetBSD 2.0 is a strong step forward for them, I take a bit of exception to many of their claims and much of their criticisms of FreeBSD.
www.daemonnews.org   (1569 words)

 Daemon News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
FreeBSD's Yar Tikhiy was very pleased with the BSD rc.d framework when he first read about it.
The BSD Certification Group announced the publication of the exam objectives for the BSD Associate (BSDA) certification exam.
MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment that enables you to perform computationally intensive tasks faster than with traditional programming languages such as C, C++, and Fortran.
bsdnews.com   (1184 words)

 UNIX BSD information
First introduced in late 1977, as 1BSD, BSD is short for Berkeley Software Distribution was an idea / operating system developed at the Computer System Research Group (CSRG) at the University of California at Berkeley.
BSDi or BSD Inc. was founded in 1991 by some of the leading CSRG computer scientists.
NetBSD is another free version of BSD compatible with a very large variety of platforms, from 64-bit Alpha servers to handheld devices.
www.computerhope.com /unix/bsd.htm   (213 words)

 BSD# - bsd-sharp
The BSD# Project is devoted to porting and maintaining the Mono.NET framework for FreeBSD.
The Mono framework consists of not only the Mono Runtime environment and compiler but the XSP webserver for handling ASP.NET applications, the IKVM Java virtual machine for handling Java within the framework, and numerous data providers to provide common library functions in C# or intergration with existing C libraries.
This project is licensed under the terms of the BSD License unless different license terms accompany the files themselves, in which case those terms govern
forge.novell.com /modules/xfmod/project?bsd-sharp   (304 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: BSD Hacks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
If you use the BSD operating system, then you know that the secret of its success is not just in its price tag: practical, reliable, extraordinarily stable and flexible, BSD also offers plenty of fertile ground for creative, time-saving tweaks and tricks, and yes, even the chance to have some fun.
I was looking for a book that would explore the nooks and crannies of BSD without covering the introductory issues often found elsewhere.
Books like "BSD Hacks" are an excellent way to demonstrate the power and elegance of BSD, and expand its influence to those looking for alternatives to Windows and Linux.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0596006799?v=glance   (2318 words)

 Beastie: The BSD Daemon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Beastie is the name of the BSD Daemon, created to adorn the covers of the BSD manuals.
Kirk is the copyright owner for the daemon and sells BSD Daemon shirts.
BSD (Berkeley Systems Distribution) began a set of patches to the AT&T UNIX operating system distributed by the University of California at Berkeley's Computer Science Research Group (CSRG).
www.beastie.com   (185 words)

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