[TUHS] System Economics (was is Linux "officially branded UNIX")

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Fri Mar 17 05:47:55 AEST 2017


On Wed, 15 Mar 2017, Josh Good wrote:

> It is obvious to me that RMS's GNU movement was aimed at solving that 
> very problem. And if that was a problem, then the "UNIX openness" you 
> talk about does not seem to have been very practical at all. At least, 
> it was totally useless to PC hackers, like Linus Torvalds - he had to 
> write his own UNIX, because he was not able to get any UNIX source code 
> he could readily compile and run on his i386.

Perhaps I'm confused (not uncommon) but I have distinct memories of having 
a source licence for my BSD/OS system on a 386...

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