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Re: Changes in formal naming for NetBSD porting effort(s)

On Sun, Dec 14, 2003 at 03:29:31PM -0500, Raul Miller wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 14, 2003 at 11:11:20AM -0700, Joel Baker wrote:
> > Feel free to propose alternatives from, say, the origional mythology which
> > spawned the concept of daemons as beings which were not inherently good or
> > evil, then.
> I'm not sure such a thing exists, since one of the basic points of
> demons/devils was to "demonize" gods from other religions.

I see that I was a bit too circumspect. Try 'Greek'.

Like so many other things in certain religions, 'demon' is borrowed from
(and a corruption of) a much older source.

For more information, I suggest googling on 'bsd daemon history'.
Joel Baker <fenton@debian.org>                                        ,''`.
Debian GNU/KLNetBSD(i386) porter                                     : :' :
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