[TUHS] the guy who brought up SVr4 on Sun machines
clemc at ccc.com
Thu Jan 5 06:00:58 AEST 2017
On Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 1:56 PM, Nevin Liber <nevin at eviloverlord.com> wrote:
> Non-historical observation ... the interesting thing about the paper Larry
> linked, for me, is that it exactly describes the huge sucking black hole
> that made Linux (or something very much like it) inevitable.
Brother, I think you have that right, although I believe it that can be
said of a number of the better early OS teams from those days.
> It is no coincidence that the same passion we found at Sun working
> on SunOS, we also find in the community of developers working on the Linux
+1 for Masscomp, SGI and Apollo
> I always wondered how many of Sun's Kernel Hackers found their path there.
From my alumni lists of the teams I was part, many of us are happily
hacking away in the FOSS community although, as other responsibilities have
come to my life - less and less time for some of it.
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