OpenBSD Journal

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OpenBSD Journal
OpenBSD Journal Logo.jpg
Web address
Commercial? No
Type of site Online newspaper
Registration Optional
Available language(s) English
Content license All rights reserved
Owner Daniel Hartmeier
Created by Daniel Hartmeier
Launched 9 April 2004; 10 years ago (2004-04-09)
Alexa rank 841514 As of 17 December 2011[1]
Current status Online

OpenBSD Journal is an online newspaper dedicated to coverage of OpenBSD software and related events.


OpenBSD Journal was founded in 2000 and operated until April 1, 2004 at On April 1, 2004 the editors James Phillips and Jose Nazario announced that the site ceased its operation.[2] Daniel Hartmeier backed up the contents of the journal in order to preserve them.[3] Further investigation to the articles' structure lead to creation of CGI-based engine that would enable access to the's content on a backup server. Consequently the functionality of adding new articles was implemented and the previous editors allowed to re-publish articles. So, the OpenBSD Journal was reborn under the current address on April 9, 2004.[4]

The role in OpenBSD community[edit]

The OpenBSD Journal is listed as one of two "blessed" third-party resources in the OpenBSD's FAQ.[5] It is widely recognized as a reliable source of OpenBSD-related information.[3][6][7]

The OpenBSD Journal is a primary reporter for such events as Hackathons. The site also hosts the OpenBSD developers' blogs.


The current editors of OpenBSD Journal are:[4]

  • Daniel Hartmeier
  • jason
  • J.C. Roberts
  • Janne Johansson
  • Maxime Derche
  • Mitja Muzenic
  • Mark Toraki Uemura
  • Peter N. M. Hansteen
  • Sean Cody
  • Paul 'WEiRD' de Weerd


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2011-12-17. 
  2. ^ Phillips, James (2011-12-17). "we're done". OpenBSD Journal. Retrieved 2004-04-01. 
  3. ^ a b Artymiak, Jacek (2004-04-18). "The OpenBSD Journal Is Reborn". ONLamp. O'Reilly Media. Retrieved 2011-12-17. 
  4. ^ a b Hartmeier, Daniel. "About OpenBSD Journal". OpenBSD Journal. Retrieved 2011-12-17. 
  5. ^ Web Pages. "Getting to know OpenBSD". Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions. OpenBSD. Retrieved 2011-12-17. "The OpenBSD Journal is an OpenBSD-focused news and opinion site." 
  6. ^ Hansteen, Peter N. M. (2010-11-19). The Book of PF: A No-Nonsense Guide to the OpenBSD Firewall (2nd ed.). No Starch Press. p. 167. ISBN 978-1-59327-274-6. 
  7. ^ Lucas, Michael (2003-06-08). Absolute OpenBSD: Unix for the practical paranoid. No Starch Press. p. 23. ISBN 978-1-886411-99-9.