The purpose of this website is to provide links regarding BSD and BSD-related websites. For more information on what is BSD, Greg Lehey has written an article, Explaining BSD, that provides an overview of BSD and how it relates to Linux.
Also, feel free to visit my personal website and blog at closedsrc.org.
Note: I have compiled the list of companies and their respective product and services and provide them on this page as a public service for those who are interested in BSD. I do not receive any kick-backs, incentives or compensation for listing them here. Each of the groupings are sorted in alphabetical order and it does not or should not be interpreted to convey preference of one company, product or service over another.
This section will continue to be updated as additional BSD success stories become published and/or available.
For more information on the influence of BSD in the list of operating systems below, check out Éric Lévénez's UNIX History page and timeline. The amount of BSD influence in the operating systems listed will vary from a little bit to a considerable amount.
Per the "AT&T/USL vs. BSDI" court case, System V UNIX had taken quite a few source code files from BSD and removed the BSD License and copyright terms. Dennis M. Ritchie has compiled some files regarding the case on his website. This means that many other UNIX operating systems derived from System V may also contain elements from BSD. Eric S. Raymond, of the Open Source Initiative, has documented this little tidbit in his "OSI Position Paper on the SCO-vs.-IBM Complaint".
There are thousands of applications, tools and utilities that can run on BSD or BSD-based operating systems. The following list are examples of commercial and Open Source applications that have been ported to BSD.
The following websites are running on a BSD or BSD-based operating system, based on results obtained from Netcraft's website. I try to check each site now and then, but things do change.
Each of the major BSD projects maintain lists of organizations and companies that use the respective BSD operating systems. Below are links to those pages.
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