Wizard of OS (song)

Wizard of OS (song)

For OpenBSD 3.7, released May 19, 2005, a theme song was made titled "The Wizard of OS". The song chronicled the OpenBSD developers' struggle to obtain open documentation for wireless cards and how manufacturers in Taiwan like Ralink and Realtek were the most cooperative of all the companies contacted. It was based on the work of Pink Floyd most notably in the style of their 1973 album "The Dark Side of the Moon" showing some similarities to "The Great Gig in the Sky", "Breathe" and "Eclipse". It is a parody of "The Wizard of Oz".

It was for this effort which Theo de Raadt, the project's Benevolent Dictator for LifeFact|date=October 2007, received the FSF's 2004 Award for the Advancement of Free Software.

External links

* http://www.openbsd.org/lyrics.html#37 - Lyrics and MP3/OGG downloads

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