OpenBSD Journal

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

OpenBSD Journal
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Type of site
Online newspaper
Available inEnglish
OwnerPaul de Weerd
Created byDaniel Hartmeier
Launched9 April 2004; 16 years ago (2004-04-09)
Current statusOnline
Content license
All rights reserved


The OpenBSD Journal was founded in 2000 and operated until 1 April 2004 at On 1 April 2004 the editors James Phillips and Jose Nazario announced that the site ceased its operation.[1] Daniel Hartmeier backed up the contents of the journal in order to preserve them.[2] 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. The OpenBSD Journal was therefore reintroduced at on 9 April 2004.[3]

The role in OpenBSD communityEdit

The OpenBSD Journal is widely recognized as a reliable source of OpenBSD-related information.[2][4][5] It is a primary reporter for such events as Hackathons. The site also hosts the OpenBSD developers' blogs.


The current editors of OpenBSD Journal are:[3]

  • Janne Johansson
  • Peter Hessler
  • Peter N. M. Hansteen
  • tj
  • grey
  • Nayden Markatchev
  • Ross Richardson


  1. ^ Phillips, James (1 April 2004). "we're done". OpenBSD Journal. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
  2. ^ a b Artymiak, Jacek (18 April 2004). "The OpenBSD Journal Is Reborn". ONLamp. O'Reilly Media. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
  3. ^ a b Hartmeier, Daniel. "About OpenBSD Journal". OpenBSD Journal. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  4. ^ Hansteen, Peter N. M. (19 November 2010). 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.
  5. ^ Lucas, Michael (8 June 2003). Absolute OpenBSD: Unix for the practical paranoid. No Starch Press. p. 23. ISBN 978-1-886411-99-9.