Wasabi, BSDMall to Jointly-Produced CDs for Individual BSD Users

10/22/2003 - BSDMall and Wasabi Systems announced a collaboration to support the NetBSD user community by publishing regular distributions of the open source NetBSD operating system, beginning with the long-anticipated NetBSD 2.0 due early next year.

The jointly-produced CD-ROMs will offer individual users a professionally-engineered distribution of open source NetBSD. For OEMs and other enterprise customers, Wasabi offers its subscription-based Wasabi Certifiedô NetBSD, which contains a number of proprietary modules for use in embedded systems, networked storage, and other advanced applications, and which is designed to operate with Wasabi.s Workbench IDE, Storage Builder SDK, and other products. Wasabi Certified NetBSD is available on a per-seat subscription basis from Wasabi Systems.

"We are happy to support the NetBSD community with this CD distribution," said Jay Michaelson, Vice President of Wasabi. "Many of our own developers are key members of that community, and partnering with BSDMall demonstrates our continued commitment to it."

"Wasabi, whose engineering staff includes the release engineers for several of the last releases of NetBSD, will provide ISO masters, and BSDMall will, in partnership with Cylogistics, package, distribute, and sell the CDs," said Chris Coleman, President of Daemon News, the parent company of BSDMall. "We're each focused on our strengths."

About Wasabi Systems
Wasabi Systems Inc. provides software components and operating systems support for embedded systems and storage networking OEMs. Founded in January, 2000, Wasabi's investors include Himalaya Capital, Hudson Ventures, Intel Capital, and Newlight Associates.

About Daemon News
Daemon News is a comprehensive resource for BSD technology which operates in close contact with the BSD developer community. Daemon News also publishes FreeBSD, Darwin, NetBSD, Unix Utilities for Mac OS X, and Office Applications for Mac OS X. For more information, contact: Suzanna Coleman, Daemon News Inc., (800) 407-5170.

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