Re: Origin of Open Source, history of Linux?
On Tue, 27 Apr 1999, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 26, 1999 at 09:55:02PM -0700, Aaron Van Couwenberghe wrote:
> > Hi all -
> > I'm just looking for *any* historical articles available about
> > linux. Linus' days in college, RMS' projects, the Open Source mark, how it
> > all fits together....
> You did try old news groups archives, right? Old mailing list archives will
> also help, if you find someone with a copy of them.
I have collected two items that's been floating around.
Early postings in comp.os.minix about Linux, commented by Linus
and comments about the very first steps in builiding an OS.
A classic flamewar, also from comp.os.minix. Remeber that
this is from 1992 when Linus was an unknown student and
Tanenbaum was already a wellknown and respected researcher
and professor in OS-design. This is also from a time when
Linus considered himself "the best programmer since Jesus".
Excerpt with Linus in topform and with an attitude:
Re 1: you doing minix as a hobby - look at who makes
money off minix, and who gives linux out for free.
Then talk about hobbies. Make minix freely available,
and one of my biggest gripes with it will disappear.
Re 2: your job is being a professor and researcher: That's
one hell of a good excuse for some of the brain-damages of
minix. I can only hope (and assume) that Amoeba doesn't suck
like minix does.
I like it! :)
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