[TUHS] SunOS vs Linux

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Fri Jan 6 13:58:26 AEST 2017


On Thu, Jan 05, 2017 at 10:56:08PM -0500, Dan Cross wrote:
> Perhaps an interesting area of speculation is, "what would the world have
> looked like if USL v BSDi hadn't happened *and* SunOS was opened to the
> world?" I think in that parallel universe, Linux wouldn't have made it
> particularly far: absent the legal angle, what would the incentive had been
> to work on something that was striving to basically be Unix, when really
> good Unix was already available?

Yeah, that was what I was trying to say, you said it better.

> Ah well.

Indeed.

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