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From: Tom Ivar Helbekkmo via COFF <coff@minnie.tuhs.org>
To: "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
Cc: coff@minnie.tuhs.org, Grant Taylor <gtaylor@tnetconsulting.net>
Subject: Re: [COFF] 386BSD released
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2021 15:30:06 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <m25yx92hlt.fsf@thuvia.hamartun.priv.no> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YPLO9O9hC4gOJaNO@mit.edu> (Theodore Y. Ts'o's message of "Sat, 17 Jul 2021 08:37:08 -0400")

"Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu> writes:

> Can you provide any references?  A quick Google Search doesn't turn up
> what you've described.

I was paraphrasing what Andy Tanenbaum says near the beginning of every
talk of his on MINIX 3 I've seen on Youtube.  But yeah, you're right:
while MINIX was open source, the C compiler was not, and was supplied in
binary form only.

> I can imagine marketing folks trying to confuse people by trying to
> claim that their product was something it was not --- such as from
> Prentice Hall, the publisher of the Minix book. 

I can't imagine them using the term "open source", either.  :)

-tih
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  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-17 13:30 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 26+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
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     [not found] ` <CAKH6PiVCjo3YnTZUVYOCDeffQ6POVwGAQA1QMR9UinkfGn+AmQ@mail.gmail.com>
2021-07-15  6:33   ` [COFF] [TUHS] " Michael Kjörling
2021-07-15 20:44     ` Derek Fawcus
2021-07-15 15:07   ` Clem Cole
2021-07-15 19:33     ` Theodore Y. Ts'o
2021-07-15 20:30       ` Clem Cole
2021-07-16  1:58         ` Theodore Y. Ts'o
2021-07-16  2:14           ` George Michaelson
2021-07-16 18:02           ` Grant Taylor via COFF
2021-07-17  4:09             ` Theodore Y. Ts'o
2021-07-17  6:30               ` [COFF] " Tom Ivar Helbekkmo via COFF
2021-07-17 12:37                 ` Theodore Y. Ts'o
2021-07-17 13:30                   ` Tom Ivar Helbekkmo via COFF [this message]
2021-07-18  3:29               ` [COFF] [TUHS] " Grant Taylor via COFF
2021-07-18  3:42                 ` David Arnold
2021-07-18  4:01                   ` Grant Taylor via COFF
2021-07-19 13:41                     ` Theodore Y. Ts'o
2021-07-19 14:50                       ` Clem Cole
2021-07-19 17:38                         ` Theodore Y. Ts'o
2021-07-19 19:33                           ` John P. Linderman
2021-07-19 20:21                             ` Clem Cole
2021-07-20  1:05                             ` Grant Taylor via COFF
2021-07-19 20:08                           ` Clem Cole
2021-07-20  0:55                             ` Theodore Y. Ts'o
2021-07-18  6:44                   ` Andy Kosela
2021-07-16 16:11         ` Jonathan Corbet
2021-07-15 23:02       ` joe mcguckin

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