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From: Lucio De Re <lucio.dere@gmail.com>
To: 9fans <9fans@9fans.net>
Subject: Re: [9fans] Formation of a Plan 9 Core Team
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2024 19:11:15 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAJQ9t7idL7HnhDDHJibwSMg3zrziMgQvWKQhUoUSChx+vBeNpQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAFSF3XNLqH-6Rv-9WJKn6JK4X7HjiyisrxrFY=3roPaXkXBrgA@mail.gmail.com>

On 1/26/24, hiro <23hiro@gmail.com> wrote:
>> People use 9front, which is not plan 9. Many good things
>> started as forks, and that's ok.
> mostly i agreed. but to me plan9 is just an old 9front version without
> the bootloader.
It's a neat summary, but it reflects a particular perspective and
tends to be dismissive of possible alternative perceptions.

To go back to a core team, it seems obvious to me that the work of
formally describing the current status would be the fundamental core
function and I can't imagine anyone, not even an aspiring academic,
taking that on. Something along the lines of Nemo's commentary is just
too big a task today. And that is just the kernel...

Incidentally, does FreeBSD have a single distribution? I know NetBSD
does, but then FreeBSD and OpenBSD are forks from 386BSD through
NetBSD, and they share much, but have distinct identities. I tend to
think of 9front and 9legacy along similar lines.

I dream of "one Plan 9", but it is an immense and probably pointless exercise.


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  reply	other threads:[~2024-01-26 17:11 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2024-01-26  7:26 Vester "Vic" Thacker
2024-01-26  7:55 ` fig
2024-01-26  8:08   ` Vester "Vic" Thacker
2024-01-26  8:36     ` sirjofri
2024-01-26  9:09     ` Juhani Forsman
2024-01-26  8:25 ` sirjofri
2024-01-26 14:49   ` hiro
2024-01-26 17:11     ` Lucio De Re [this message]
2024-01-26 14:49 ` ori
2024-01-26 11:47 sirjofri
2024-01-26 22:31 ` denzuko
2024-01-27  0:09   ` Vester "Vic" Thacker

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