A survey has been released to try to ascertain the spread of BSD usage
in general. For those of you who don't know, m0n0wall is based on the
FreeBSD kernel, and parts of the userland. The english version of the
survey is available here:
The survey is short, please take the time to fill it out, and pass it along.
I am in no way affiliated with this survey or BSDCertification.org.
P.S. If you chose 'Other' for question 1, and indicate m0n0wall, please
note that it is FreeBSD based.
BSD Usage Survey
For Immediate Release:
September 12, 2005 -- The BSD Certification Group announced a new survey
today - the BSD Usage Survey. This survey aims to collect detailed
statistics on how and where BSD systems are used around the world. The
survey is short- only 19 questions- and should only take a few minutes
to complete. The English version is here.
The survey covers usage of the four main BSD projects- FreeBSD, OpenBSD,
NetBSD and DragonFly BSD. Included are questions on the number of
systems in use; what services they provide; how they are managed and by
how many administrators; and basic demographic questions about the
company or organization- size, location, number of employees, and so forth.
"As part of our marketing research for BSD certification, it became
apparent that while many people are aware that many ISPs and companies
use BSD operating systems, there aren't any available reports with
numbers to back up just how many companies and how many BSD systems are
in use," said Dru Lavigne, Chair of the BSD Certification Group.
"This survey will provide the BSD community and the wider IT industry
with more specific information on how BSD is in use today," said Jim
Brown, BSD Certification Group member.
The survey will be available in multiple languages as soon as the
translations are completed. Check the News page at the BSD
Certification Group website, for the latest translations.