Statement on the Use of the BSD Daemon Figure:

The BSD Daemon is copyrighted by Marshall Kirk McKusick. Usage of the daemon is permitted under the terms described below. Several of the shirts shown in this web page were produced by others after obtaining written permission to use the daemon. The copyright of the derivative artwork remains with the shirt producer; such copyrights are noted in the descriptive text for the shirt.

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 frame. 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
    or via email at

If you want to mass produce the daemon on Tshirts, CDROM's, etc 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 Scotgold or WindRiver 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 dilligence in protecting it. So, I've taken due dilligence seriously since then.
	Marshall Kirk McKusick
	January 1995

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