[TUHS] Mach for i386 / Mt Xinu or other

Nemo cym224 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 01:31:04 AEST 2017


On 21 February 2017 at 23:17, Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote (in part):
> On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 11:07:20PM -0500, Dan Cross wrote (in part):
>> I can say from first-hand experience that it was NOT easy to get access to
>> Unix source code there.
>
> My experience at UWisc-Madison, during the time they were working on
> 4.3-Uwisc, matches Dan's pretty well.
>
> I don't think it was like what Clem says for most people.  Clem went
> to CMU if I remember correctly, that puts him in a pretty elite class
> right there.  I can easily imagine that the CMU CS department let all
> their students have access to the source if they wanted it.  I don't
> think that was anywhere near as common as Clem thinks it was.

Agreement here.  I was a grad student at Toronto but in math, not CS.
Outside CS were the hoi-poli.  (But there was a lively MINIX
community, especially in biomed.)

N.


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