Andrzej Bialecki has been the main man as far as the PicoBSD project is concerned. Most everything you see is his work. Licensing issues PicoBSD is distributed under BSD copyright, which allows you to use it in various ways, including commercial applications. So grab it and enjoy! And if you feel that you want to help with this project, either by donating some time to write code, or by some other donation, just contact me at Andrzej Bialecki or at email@example.com.
The following people are either responsible for the very existence of this project, or significantly eased my pains in gaining necessary knowledge:
- the whole FreeBSD team for this magnificent OS, and their hard work of continuous development,
- Dinesh Nair, for co-development and preparing of the version which compiled on 2.2.5-RELEASE,
- Joe Greco, for his encouraging example of XKERNEL (some parts of the scripts still bear his fingerprints :-) (you can get it here).
- Goran Hasse of Raditex AB, Sweden, for sending me M-Systems' and SanDisk flash disks to experiment with.
- Mike Smith for various tips and encouragement.
- Albert Yang all the web stuff.
- freebsd-* mailing lists participants, which helped me with some other pieces.
- and many other people who keep encouraging me to continue this work. Thanks, guys!
Take whatever you want from this page, it's all public domain. This website, it's look and feel was mimicked after that of www.FreeBSD.org so they technically own the copyright to it. The only request I have is either you link back to www.freebsd.org/~picobsd or you give me some credit. Also, no part of anything on this page can be used for commercial purposes without acknowledgement of credit where credit is due. Now is that so much to ask? I didn't think so either. I make no money on this stuff, so if you do, share the wealth! You can always email me with issues. The humble Webmaster.
An Open Thank You:
I would like to openly thank Marshall Kirk McKusick for the cute little Daemon that we have all come to love. I am not the best of graphics designers by far, so if you would like to see "PicoDaemon" in some other form, or would like to submit some replacement logos to me, please sent them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I will need to get an OK from Kirk McKusick first though, although I'm pretty sure I have a good idea what "In Good Taste" means. Even though I have made modifications to the BSD Daemon, Mr. McKusick still holds the copyright to him. Below is the standard copyright stuff from Mr. McKusick. Please read it.
BSD Daemon Copyright Notice:
Statement on the Use of the BSD Daemon Figure: So, if you are using BSD software (BSD/OS, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD PicoBSD, or BSD utilities) in your Intranet environment, then use of the daemon is appropriate. If you are a Microsoft 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 email@example.com
If you are looking for daemon images, a pictorial history of the daemon can be found at http://www.mckusick.com/beastie/index.html. 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 Walnut Creek CDROM or BSDI 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