Re: [midatlanticretro] MARCH Festivus party
- On Oct 3, 2013, at 7:11 AM, Christian Liendo <christian_liendo@...> wrote:
>> From: Evan Koblentz <evan@...>:-(
>> So far, all everyone says they prefer Dec. 14-15 (vs. Dec. 7-8).
> I will probably not be able to make it either.
> They are changing the drilling dates this December and so I may be drilling on the second weekend.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
I'm admittedly biased concerning the Unix Wars of the 1980s since I worked at AT&T IS.
I have the pins & swag to prove it:
The Unix Wars were
the Archer Group (Unix International: AT&T, Sun & friends)
vs. The Hamilton Group (OSF: Open Software Foundation: IBM, DEC and friends)
NOT to be confused with later truly open software groups.
---In email@example.com, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:On 10/03/2013 10:49 AM, Christian Liendo wrote:
> I have that book and I have not read it yet as I have little time for pleasure reading.I agree with this statement wholeheartedly. First let me say
> This quote caught me
> "Another drawback is the author's frequent implication that Amiga user communities were
> more special than those devoted to other major platforms. For example, Maher argues that
> programmers and users of Amiga hobby software had distribution and development paths
> unique enough to be considered ancestors of the Linux revolution. It is easy to counter
> that previous user communities from IBM Share to the Homebrew Computer Club were equally
> or more influential to the present free software movement and that an Amiga-centric
> underground shareware guild was matched by those devoted to rival platfomis from Apple to
that I was outside the Amiga community but not the Unix community. The
Amiga community had as much to do with the Linux revolution as did the
early SCO Unix or the AT&T Unix PC communities (they both did but not
a huge impact when taken as an idividual group). The largest impact
was from the BSD community. Much of that was shared on comp.sources.unix
and the various communities would post the diffs to help make it work
with others OSs. Usenet was the place to be from the mid 80's until
the mid 90's. I don't think the Unix community actually called it
For those that remember the times, there was the BSD community and the
AT&T community (boy is that over simplification). The BSD community was
very active, the AT&T community was also but the BSD community was huge
in Universities. It is my opinion that if AT&T had not sued BSD Linux
might not have been as big as it is. BSD was on the 386 before Linux but
the uncertaintly over the legal standing of the 'open source' nature of
BSD pushed folks to take a look at Linux.
Linux Home Automation Neil Cherry ncherry@...
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