Created Jan 28, 2006

Jay Butler

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A right minded individual. "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." -Margaret Thatcher

My avatar is the BSD Daemon (
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# "THE BEER-WARE LICENSE" (Revision 42):
# <> wrote this file. As long as you retain this notice you
# can do whatever you want with this stuff. If we meet some day, and you think
# this stuff is worth it, you can buy me a beer in return. Poul-Henning Kamp
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# $FreeBSD: src/share/examples/BSD_daemon/README,v 1.2 2001/03/04 09:13:17 phk Exp $
This directory contains various stuff relating to the FreeBSD daemon logo "beastie" and graphic profile.

Kirk Mckusick <> holds the copyright to the BSD Daemon and you may need to get his explicit permission before you use it. Please see his web-page on the subject:

An Xfig(1) drawing of the 4.3 daemon.

This rendering of "beastie" was produced by Poul-Henning Kamp <> and is released under the "beerware"
license. In addition to beer Poul-Henning collects FreeBSD merchandise ("nudge nudge, wink wink, he said knowingly.")

In difference from the rasterized renderings of beastie, this vector-based beastie can be rendered in any size and still look great.

Created from the beastie.fig with fig2dev -L eps beastie.fig beastie.eps
patch < eps.patch
Before committing this, clean out the comment brought over from the .fig file to avoid Dollar-FreeBSD-Dollar junk

Add some comments about tweakables in the .eps file and set the linecaps to round to improve visual appearance.

This is the font used for the "FreeBSD" text on the CDrom products from BSDi / (Walnut Creek). It was originally found on the on the WC/BSDi CDROM "Font Garden" under the name "NRBWelshGillianBold", but the designer of the font,

Neil Beshoori
NRB Systems
+ 44 1273 581366

has donated a FreeBSD version of the font to us and allowed us to include it in FreeBSD with no strings attached.
An example of how to use the stuff above. Outputs a simple FreeBSD poster suitable for A4 paper.

If you want it in A3 format instead insert the line
1.41 dup scale
above the "/mm" definition. You can scale it to any other size in similar ways.

If you want a GIF with transparent background: fig2dev -L gif -g '#f0f0f0' -t '#f0f0f0' beastie.fig beastie.gif

If you want a PNG file: fig2dev -L png beastie.fig beastie.png