OpenBSD Journal

Happy Birthday, OpenBSD!

Contributed by robert on from the 9-years dept.

r0sk pointed out that OpenBSD's 9th birthday is today, with the first commit at 16:36 MST on Saturday, October 14, 1995. Everyone put your hands in the air and say: HAPPY BIRTHDAY OpenBSD!

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  1. By dafros ( on


  2. By HackMe ( on

    Happy birthday, OpenBSD!!! You are doing a realy good job!!! Kindly yours.

  3. By CuriousGeorge ( poop@in.butt on

    Fuck yeah! OpenBSD Kicks ass! Sorry for being so vulgar but normal words do no justice!

    1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

      You're god damn right! Fucky yeah! And, Happy Birthday OpenBSD!

      1. By Anonymous Coward ( on


  4. By GhostofCapeHorn ( on

    From the End of the World, HAPPY BIRTHDAY

  5. By Anthony ( on

    I wish someone had told me about it at the time. I tried Linux and gave up on *nix for the next 6 years. :)

    1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

      Same happened to me...

  6. By Juan Ramon Venegas Moreno ( on

    Feliz Aniversario!!!

  7. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    Happy birthday Net^H^H^HOpenBSD!

  8. By Wijnand ( on

    Congrats OpenBSD team, keep up the good job.

  9. By Nonesuch ( on

    So can we expect a special 10th anniversary edition CD set one year from today when 3.8 goes gold?

    Maybe I'll have my 3.6 CDs by then.

  10. By PuffyL0ver ( on

    And now, a haiku:

      Yay, Happy Birthday!
      Puffy is the great big 9,
      Celebrate 0wnage.

    Thank you, thank you very much.
      - -B
    Inspired by Michael Lucas, Absolute OpenBSD

  11. By Siju Oommen George ( on

    OpenBSDkku Indiayilninnum Janmadina Aashamsakal!!!!!!!!!

  12. By J ( on

    Paljon onnea vaan,
    paljon onnea vaan,
    paljon onnea OpenBSD

  13. By MeGaLoL ( on

    ¡Fu*k u OpenBSD! Most retards use this OS! They all want to be as c00l and l33t as th30 and like to say RTF Anything instead of developing or even helping!

    Signed: OpenBSD itself rocks, users do not. You are not c00l3r, remember.

    1. By Risky Wood ( on

      Truth pains, moderation confirms.

      I agree that most of the OpenBSD users are auto-haloed and believe they're p0w3rc00l h4x0r just because they know 1 command you don't.

      1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

        You believe wrong. Most openbsd users don't give two shits what you know compared to them. Just because people don't want to hold your hand for you, and tell you to learn for yourself, doesn't mean they think they are l33t, it means they don't want to waste their time helping an asshat that can't be bothered to try.

    2. By giezet ( on

      Sorry guy, I can't agree with you. There is an excellent German page which is an excellent introduction into OpenBSD for beginners. Made by users for users. There is not even a trace of snobism, egoism or elitism.

      In German only, I'm sorry. But an excellent example of a great community.

  14. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    Daudz laimes dzimsanas diena OpenBSD.

    1. By Maita ( on

      So I'm not the only latvian here! Good to know :)

      1. By endrju ( on

        Are you silly? ;-)

  15. By VIPER ( on

    w00h00 *waving hands*

    1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

      Mabuhay! OpenBSD!

  16. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    Grattis på födelsedagen, OpenBSD!

  17. By MAIN ( on

    I whant to thanks to OpenBSD team. Yo are wery GOOD and NICE people. I use Open over a 18 month and what i can ..... its GOOOOOOD, POWERFOOL System.

  18. By Wizz ( on


    1. By x ( on

      Joyeux anniversaire ma poulette !

  19. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    Happy Birthday from Portugal!

  20. By grimmo ( on

    Buon Compleanno from Italy!

  21. By ssc ( on

    uh, and as Theo would say: stop slacking you lazy bum! *scnr*

    happy birthday from germany

  22. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    I whant to thanks to OpenBSD team. Yo are wery GOOD and NICE people. I use Open over a 18 month and what i can ..... its GOOOOOOD, POWERFOOL System. Happy Birthday from UKRAINE!

  23. By Anonymous Coward ( MAIN on

    I whant to thanks to OpenBSD team. Yo are wery GOOD and NICE people. I use Open over a 18 month and what i can ..... its GOOOOOOD, POWERFOOL System. Happy Birthday from UKRAINE!

  24. By Fill ( on

    Sveicam OpenBSD tava dizmšanas diena! (in-latvian) HAPPY Birthday from Latvia.

    1. By Maita ( on

      Yeah! Daudz laimes no latvjiem!

      It turns out there are quite a lot OpenBSD users in Latvia. ;)

  25. By Thiago Martins ( tmartins at gmail dot com on

    Very nice and powerfull OS. Great job.
    Happy Birthday from Brazil !!!

  26. By tokza ( on

    браво, опенок, в России тебя любят =)

  27. By Anonymous Coward ( on


  28. By Jona/BSD ( on


    1. By mrp ( on

      Happy Birthday! It's a great OS, I'm using it for about 4 years now, and it rocks ;)! Thanks to all great people which made OpenBSD what it is today.



  29. By Kiraly Zoltan ( on

    Happy Birthday OpenBSD! And congrats for OpenBSD Team!
    From Romania

  30. By nickf3 ( on

    С Днем Рождения!!!

  31. By Julie ( on

    Here's my "poliglothic" wishes to OpenBSD :-D

    Afrikaans -> Veels geluk met jou verjaarsdag!
    Albanian -> Urime ditelindjen!
    Alsatian -> Gueter geburtsdaa!
    Amharic -> Melkam lidet!
    Arabic -> Eid milaad saeed! or Kul sana wa inta/i tayeb/a! (masculine/feminine)
    Armenian -> Taredartzet shnorhavor! or Tsenund shnorhavor!
    Assyrian -> Eida D'moladukh Hawee Brikha!
    Austrian-Viennese -> Ois guade winsch i dia zum Gbuadsdog!
    Aymara (Bolivia) -> Suma Urupnaya Cchuru Uromankja!
    Azerbaijani -> Ad gununuz mubarek! -- for people older than you
    Ad gunun mubarek! -- for people younger than you
    Basque -> Zorionak!
    Belauan-Micronesian -> Ungil el cherellem!
    Bengali (Bangladesh/India) -> Shuvo Jonmodin!
    Bicol (Philippines) -> Maogmang Pagkamundag!
    Bislama (Vanuatu) -> Hapi betde! or Yumi selebretem de blong bon blong yu!
    Brazil -> Parabéns a você!
    Parabéns a você,
    nesta data querida muitas felicidades e muitos anos de vida.
    Breton -> Deiz-ha-bloaz laouen deoc'h!
    Bulgarian -> Chestit Rojden Den!
    Cambodian -> Som owie nek mein aryouk yrinyu!
    Catalan -> Per molts anys! or Bon aniversari! or Moltes Felicitats!
    Chamorro -> Biba Kumplianos!
    Chinese-Cantonese -> Sun Yat Fai Lok!
    Chinese Fuzhou -> San Ni Kuai Lo!
    Chiness-Hakka -> Sang Ngit Fai Lok!
    Chinese-Mandarin -> qu ni sheng er kuai le
    Chinese-Shanghaiese -> San ruit kua lok!
    Chinese-Tiociu -> Se Jit khuai lak!
    Chronia Polla -> NA ZHSHS
    Croatian -> Sretan Rodendan!
    Czech -> Vsechno nejlepsi k Tvym narozeninam!!
    Danish -> Tillykke med fodselsdagen!
    Dutch-Antwerps -> Ne gelukkege verjoardach!
    Dutch-Bilzers -> Ne geleukkege verjoardoag!
    Dutch-Drents -> Fellisiteert!
    Dutch-Flemish -> Gelukkige verjaardag! or Prettige verjaardag!
    Dutch-Frisian -> Fan herte lokwinske!
    Dutch-Limburgs -> Proficiat! or Perfisia!
    Dutch-Spouwers -> Ne geleukkege verjeurdoag!
    Dutch-Twents -> Gefeliciteard met oen'n verjoardag!
    Dutch -> Hartelijk gefeliciteerd! or Van harte gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag!
    English -> Happy Birthday!
    Esperanto -> Felichan Naskightagon!
    Estonian -> Palju onne sunnipaevaks!
    Euskera -> Zorionak zure urtebetetze egunean!
    Faroes ( Faroe island ) -> Tillukku vid fodingardegnum!
    Farsi -> Tavalodet Mobarak!
    Finnish -> Hyvaa syntymapaivaa!
    French (Canada) -> Bonne Fete!
    French -> Joyeux Anniversaire!
    Frisian -> Lokkiche jierdei!
    Gaelic (Irish) -> Lá breithe mhaith agat!
    Gaelic (Scottish) -> Co` latha breith sona dhuibh!
    Galician (Spain) -> Ledicia no teu cumpreanos!
    Georgian -> Gilotcav dabadebis dges!
    German-Badisch -> Allis Guedi zu dim Fescht!
    German-Bavarian -> Ois Guade zu Deim Geburdstog!
    German-Berlinisch -> Allet Jute ooch zum Jeburtstach! or Ick wuensch da allet Jute zum Jeburtstach!
    German-Bernese -> Es Muentschi zum Geburri!
    German-Camelottisch -> Ewllews Gewtew zewm Gewbewrtstewg. Mew!
    German-Frankonian -> Allmecht! Iich wuensch Dir aan guuadn Gebuardsdooch!
    German-Lichtenstein -> Haerzliche Glueckwuensche zum Geburtstag!
    German-Moselfraenkisch -> Haezzlische Glickwunsch zem Gebordsdach!
    German-Plattdeutsch -> Ick wuensch Di allns Gode ton Geburtsdach!
    German-Rhoihessisch -> Ich gratelier Dir aach zum Geburtstag!
    German-Ruhr -> Allet Gute zum Gebuatstach!
    German-Saarlaendisch -> Alles Gudde for dei Gebordsdaach!
    German-Saechsisch -> Herzlischen Gliggwunsch zum Geburdsdaach!
    German-Schwaebisch -> Aelles Guade zom Gebordzdag!
    German-Wienerisch -> Ois Guade zum Geburdsdog!
    German -> Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!
    Greek -> Eytyxismena Genethlia! or Chronia Pola!
    Greenlandic -> Inuuinni pilluarit!
    Gronings (Netherlands) -> Fielsteerd mit joen verjoardag!
    Gujarati (India) -> Janma Divas Mubarak!
    Gujrati (Pakistan) -> Saal Mubarak!
    Guarani (Paraguay Indian)] -> Vy-Apave Nde Arambotyre!
    Hawaiian -> Hau`oli la hanau!
    Hebrew -> Yom Huledet Same'ach!
    Hiligaynon (Philippines) -> Masadya gid nga adlaw sa imo pagkatawo!
    Hindi (India) -> Janam Din ki badhai! or Janam Din ki shubkamnaayein!
    Hungarian -> Boldog szuletesnapot! or Isten eltessen!
    Icelandic -> Til hamingju med afmaelisdaginn!
    Indonesian -> Selamat Ulang Tahun!
    Irish-gaelic -> La-breithe mhaith agat! or Co` latha breith sona dhut! Or Breithla Shona Dhuit!
    Italian -> Buon Compleanno!
    Italian (Piedmont) -> Bun Cumpleani!
    Italian (Romagna) -> At faz tent avguri ad bon cumplean!
    Japanese -> Otanjou-bi Omedetou Gozaimasu!
    Javaans-Indonesia -> Slamet Ulang Taunmoe!
    Jerriais -> Bouon Anniversaithe!
    Kannada (India) -> Huttida Habba Subashayagalu!
    Kapangpangan (Philippines) -> Mayap a Kebaitan
    Kashmiri (India) -> Voharvod Mubarak Chuy!
    Kazakh (Kazakstan) -> Tughan kuninmen!
    Klingon -> Quchjaj qoSlIj!
    Korean -> Saeng il chuk ha ham ni da!
    Kurdish -> Rojbun a te piroz be!
    Kyrgyz -> Tulgan kunum menen!
    Latin -> Fortuna dies natalis!
    Latvian -> Daudz laimes dzimsanas diena!
    Lithuanian -> Sveikinu su gimtadieniu! or Geriausi linkejimaigimtadienio progal
    Luganda -> Nkwagaliza amazalibwa go amalungi!
    Luxembourgeois -> Vill Gleck fir daei Geburtsdaag!
    Macedonian -> Sreken roden den!
    Malayalam (India) -> Pirannal Aasamsakal! or Janmadinasamsakal!
    Malaysian -> Selamat Hari Jadi!
    Maltese -> Nifrahlek ghal gheluq sninek!
    Maori -> Kia huritau ki a koe!
    Marathi (India) -> Wadhdiwasachya Shubhechha!
    Mauritian Kreol -> mo swet u en bonlaniverser!
    Mbula (Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea) -> Leleng ambai pa mbeng ku taipet i!
    Mongolian -> Torson odriin mend hurgee!
    Navajo -> bil hoozho bi'dizhchi-neeji' 'aneilkaah!
    Niederdeutsch (North Germany) -> Ick gratuleer di scheun!
    Nepali -> Janma dhin ko Subha kamana!
    Norwegian -> Gratulerer med dagen!
    Oriya (India) -> Janmadina Abhinandan!
    Papiamento (lower Dutch Antilles) -> Masha Pabien I hopi aña mas!
    Pashto (Afganistan) -> Padayish rawaz day unbaraksha!
    Persian -> Tavalodet Mobarak!
    Pinoy (Philippines) -> Maligayang kaarawan sa iyo!
    Polish -> Wszystkiego Najlepszego! or Wszystkiego najlepszego zokazji urodzin!
    wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji urodzin
    Portuguese (Brazil) -> Parabens pelo seu aniversario! or Parabenspara voce! or Parabens e muitas felicidades!
    Portuguese -> Feliz Aniversario! or Parabens!
    Punjabi (India) -> Janam din diyan wadhayian!
    Rajasthani (India) -> Janam ghaanth ri badhai, khoob jeeyo!
    Romanian -> La Multi Ani!
    Rosarino Basico (Argentina) -> Feneligiz Cunumplegeanagonos!
    Russian -> S dniom razhdjenia! or Pazdravliayu s dniom razhdjenia!
    Sami/Lappish -> Lihkos Riegadanbeaivvis!B

    1. By Huzeyfe ONAL ( on

      Turkish--> iyiki dogdun OpenBSD...;)

    2. By Chas ( on

      Happy birthday, my favorite operating system!

    3. By Juan Ramon Venegas Moreno ( on

      Spanish -> Feliz Aniversario!

      1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

        That's happy anniversary. We're celebrating a birthday. Don't you mean, "Feliz Cumpleaños!".

        I'm still wondering how they heck they forgot spanish. A language spoken in a large chunk of the world.

        1. By Julie ( on

          Anonymous Coward (IP on Fri Oct 15 14:47:21 2004 (GMT) wrote:
          > I'm still wondering how they heck they forgot spanish. A language spoken in a large chunk of the world.
          Simply because the list has been truncated.... ;-) It was probably too long for a post.

        2. By Gerardo Santana Gómez Garrido ( santana at openbsd org mx on

          Your birthday is the anniversary of your birth, so it is valid to say "feliz cumpleaños" or "feliz aniversario".

        3. By hackmann ( on

          No he meant ¡feliz cumpleaños!

    4. By Julie ( on

      Here's the rest of the list...

      Sami/Lappish -> Lihkos Riegadanbeaivvis!
      Samoan -> Manuia lou aso fanau!
      Sanskrit (India) -> Ravihi janmadinam aacharati!
      Sardinian (Italy) -> Achent'annos! Achent'annos!
      Schwyzerduetsch (Swiss German) -> Vill Glück zum Geburri!
      Serbian -> Srecan Rodjendan!
      Slovak -> Vsetko najlepsie k narodeninam!
      Slovene -> Vse najboljse za rojstni dan!
      Sotho -> Masego motsatsing la psalo!
      Spanish -> Feliz Cumpleaños!
      Sri Lankan -> Suba Upan dinayak vewa!
      Sundanese -> Wilujeng Tepang Taun!
      Surinamese -> Mi fresteri ju!
      Swahili -> Hongera! or Heri ya Siku kuu!
      Swedish -> Grattis på födelsedagen
      Syriac -> Tahnyotho or brigo!
      Tagalog (Philippines) -> Maligayang Bati Sa Iyong Kaarawan!
      Taiwanese -> San leaz quiet lo!
      Tamil (India) -> Piranda naal vaazhthukkal!
      Telugu (India) -> Janmadina subha kankshalu!
      Telugu -> Puttina Roju Shubakanksalu!
      Thai -> Suk San Wan Keut!
      Tibetan -> Droonkher Tashi Delek!
      Tulu(Karnataka - India) -> Putudina dina saukhya!
      Turkish -> Dogum gunun kutlu olsun!
      Ukrainian -> Mnohiya lita! or Z dnem narodjennia!
      Urdu (India) -> Janam Din Mubarak
      Urdu (Pakistan) -> Saalgirah Mubarak!
      Vietnamese -> Chuc Mung Sinh Nhat!
      Visayan (Philippines) -> Malipayong adlaw nga natawhan!
      Welsh -> Penblwydd Hapus i Chi!
      Xhosa (South Afican) -> Imini emandi kuwe!
      Yiddish -> A Freilekhn Gebortstog!
      Yoruba (Nigeria) -> Eku Ojobi!
      Zulu (South Afican) -> Ilanga elimndandi kuwe!

    5. By Chico ( on

      Falta en Español

      ¡Feliz cumpleaños!

  32. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    Only one remote hole in the default install, in more than 8 years!

    You mean in more than nine years. :)

    But seriously, congrats. And keep up the good work.

  33. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    Hup Hup Hooray from Belgium! Keep it up developpers.

    People, why not give Puffy a nice present by preordering your 3.6 sets? My conscience is clear - is yours?

  34. By Fábio Olivé Leite ( on

    Feliz Aniversário from Brazil!
    And as I celebrate with fine beer and watch my logs at home, I can only laugh at some poor h4x0r who wants to 0wn my box:

    Oct 15 01:26:54 olive sshd[23599]: Failed password for root from port 55806 ssh2
    Oct 15 01:26:54 olive sshd[31956]: Failed password for root from port 55806 ssh2
    Oct 15 01:26:55 olive sshd[23599]: Received disconnect from 11: Bye Bye

    This has been going on for a week now, and has been very entertaining to me. :-)

  35. By Silence ( on

    Bonne Fête OpenBSD !

  36. By Benjamin Walkenhorst ( on

    Happy Birthday, OpenBSD!!!
    Best wishes and thanks to all who made this possible.

    OpenBSD forever!!!

    Best wishes,

  37. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    Just a joke. Happy B-Day to a very nice system. From us Linux users, thanks for OpenSSH.

    1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

      um... yes... X Windows... not that broken stuff from the northwest US.

  38. By baldusi ( on

    Feliz Cumple desde Buenos Aires!

  39. By j0rd ( j0rd.spam@gmail on

    Mon cher ami, c'est à ton tour
    De te laisser parler d'amour.

    Mon cher ami, c'est à ton tour
    De te laisser parler d'amour.

    1. By Boubou ( on

      Mon cher OBSD, c'est à ton tour
      De te laisser parler d'amour.

      Mon cher OBSD, c'est à ton tour
      De te laisser parler d'amour.

      - La curiosité n'est pas un défaut

  40. By mateusz ( on

    wszystkiego naj dla openbsd z .pl ;>

  41. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    For the first - MANY THANKS FOR THE GREAT JOB - to all the team OpenBSD

  42. By Andre ( on

    keep on rocking OpenBSD

  43. By Employee Background Investigations, Inc. ( on

    Theo, Todd, Henning, Miod, Daniel, and everyone else unnamed...what a list of great people to say thanks to!

    On that note, and without further ado, Happy Birthday to OpenBSD and thanks for the incredible software.
    Here's to another great nine years! :-)

  44. By The MirOS Project ( on

    We're adding ourselfes.

    Herzlichen Glückwunsch und weiter so!
    Congratulations, now shut up and hack


  45. By constantine a. m. ( on

    С Днём Рождения! ;-)

  46. By L-dar ( on


  47. By Ivan ( on

    Happy birthday, OpenBSD!!!!!!!!!!!
    С днем рождения, опёнок!!!!!!!!

  48. By iNiT ( on

    Поздравляю уже с прошедшим ДР, желаю системе развиваться в том-же темпе и совершенствоваться, воплощая в жизнь основное достоинство серверной операционной системы - безопасность! Огромных успехов вам, разработчики OBSD! Привет из России!

  49. By Venture37 ( on

    Happy birthday guys & thnx for a cool o/s :)


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