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[from 'berserk', via the name of a now-deceased record label] n. Humorous distortion of 'Berkeley' used esp. to refer to the practices or products of the BSD UNIX hackers.

See software bloat, Missed'em-five, Berkeley Quality Software.

Mainstream use of this term in reference to the cultural and political peculiarities of UC Berkeley as a whole has been reported from as far back as the 1960s.