[TUHS] PWB vs Unix/TS

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Thu Sep 12 04:54:18 AEST 2019

On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 02:18:08PM -0400, Richard Salz wrote:
> >
> >   It would have been
> > much better if Sun had licensed their source base to AT&T and then
> > AT&T could have leveraged the industry standard.
> Interesting to speculate if that would have sped up the creation of OSF or
> delayed/prevented it.  I think the former.

You're probably right but it wouldn't have mattered. SunOS was very popular
and had a good VM system with a working mmap.  Once it became official
AT&T source everyone would have moved to it over time.

Sort of obvious in retrospect.  Nobody, that I know of, considered it at
the time.  I proposed open sourcing it.

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