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

Arthur Krewat krewat at kilonet.net
Wed Mar 15 05:48:35 AEST 2017

So what I'm hearing is Linux's timeline, which includes things that were 
not developed just for Linux, extends further out than SunOS does.

Again, I'm including everything ... You could make a case for certain 
Unixes that do not include a pre-existing C compiler being bounded by 
their own development (or any other operating system that needs a 
precursor).  For example, say there was an operating system that used a 
C compiler to build itself that was developed 10 years before. That 
example operating system's timeline would have to include said C 
compiler IMHO.

On the other hand, an operating system who's sole method of creation was 
engineered in year 0, and was "developed" for 10 years and ended, we 
could say that OS's timeline was a solid 10 years.

All I'm saying is comparing Linux's timeline to something like SunOS has 
to include everything that went into both because they both relied on 

Side note: I'm a bit of a bitch when it comes to Linux - which doesn't 
mean I don't think Linux is "UNIX" - it just means I think it's the 
Coherent of today's UNIX ;)

On 3/14/2017 2:20 PM, Clem Cole wrote:
> That's not really fair.   The compiler and the utilities was developed 
> for UNIX long before the Linux kernel existed.  This is why so many of 
> consider "Linux" just the current version of UNIX.
> On Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 12:20 PM, Arthur Krewat <krewat at kilonet.net 
> <mailto:krewat at kilonet.net>> wrote:
>     Everything. I'm trying to grok how long Linux as a whole was in
>     active development. That includes all the GNU utilities, GCC,
>     everything.
>     Just like a "regular" corporate development environment would have
>     devoted to the cause :)
>     On 3/14/2017 11:57 AM, Michael Kjörling wrote:
>         On 14 Mar 2017 11:51 -0400, from krewat at kilonet.net
>         <mailto:krewat at kilonet.net> (Arthur Krewat):
>             in reality, how much of Linux was based on previous works?
>         Linux the kernel, or Linux the usable operating system (which
>         would
>         include at least the essential userspace parts)?

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